3 Ways to Reduce the Potential for Water Damage
Water Damage can cause serious damage to your home. Whether it results from a flood or a leak in your house, it’s important to be aware of the potential problems it can cause. While you can’t prevent a natural disaster or leaks from occurring, there are steps you can take to reduce the possibility of water damage in your home.
1. Landscape with water drainage in mind. You can’t prevent a storm from coming, but you can prepare your yard to soften the damage. When landscaping your yard, use quick draining soil whenever possible. Plant trees and other deep-rooted plants with a high water tolerance. When choosing trees, consider willows, red cedar, bald cypress, and river birch. All have high water-absorption properties. Ferns, trumpet creepers, and ornamental grasses are other options you can plant for drainage.
2. Schedule quarterly inspections. You don’t always need to experience a flood to have water damage. Sometimes a leaky pipe or roof will allow water into your attic, walls, or areas you might not regularly look. Schedule regular inspections of your home to check vulnerable sites for potential leaks. We suggest looking in your attic, your basement, bathroom, and checking any appliance the runs a waterline. Staying vigilant about any potential leaks will help catch a problem before in turns worse.
3. Act Quickly. If you’ve discovered water damage in your home, act quickly. The sooner you get the problem remediated, the less damage will occur overall. Water damage can cause mold, discoloration of walls, damaged flooring, and more that get worse over time. If there’s still sitting water in your home, a professional cleaning team will be able to pump it out and restore the area.
Water damage isn’t something to wait on. We have a highly trained 24 hour emergency team who is ready to help with your problem. We can professionally dry out your home, extract water, move the contents of your home if necessary, and even help with insurance paperwork. Give us a call today!