Importance of Water Damage Prevention
Water Damage usually happens when we least expect it, causing massive amounts of damage. A property owner's nightmare! But despite the sudden occurrence of water damage, preventative steps can be taken to help limit the damage.
Inspect Your Roof
A damaged roof can allow small leaks to go unnoticed until it's too late and damage has been done. Your roof is your first line of defense about rainfall and heavy storms. Check your roofs annually to ensure sealed protection.
Clean Your Gutters
Clogged & dirty gutters can backup onto your roof. This can cause wear and tear on your roof. Standing water can begin to seep into your roof and ultimately into your property.
Check Your Water Heater
Water heaters have certain lifespans, without proper maintenance a water heater can cause flooding.
Check Your Pipes
Pipes under your sinks or behind your toilet will need to be tight and secure. Note any plumbing issues that might signify a water damage issue or leak.
Check Your Appliances
Washing machines, dishwashers, & refrigerators usually all produce water. These lines can easily leak under the appliance if moved or loosened for any reason.
Prevention is important! These few steps may save you from a water damage nightmare and dealing with insurance.
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