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3 Ways to Avoid Water Damage in Your Home | SERVPRO of Victor/Canandaigua

9/22/2023 (Permalink)

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Water damage can occur in one singular, destructive event, or it can happen slowly over a longer period of time. In any case, discovering water damage after any type of water leak can be really frustrating. 

We don’t want you to have to suffer any kind of water damage in your home! By knowing what to look for and the places to check around your home, you can prevent extensive damage from occurring. 

Maintain Your Appliances

If you have lived in your home for a while, chances are that you have experienced at least one appliance malfunction during your years as a homeowner. We all rely heavily on our appliances, so they get put to work often! 

Our dishwashers, washing machines and even water heaters have big jobs to do day in and day out, and if they are not taken care of on a regular basis, it can result in a serious malfunction. 

Stay current on any routine maintenance like cleaning or servicing, and inspect each appliance before using them to check for drips, cracks or any other signs of wear and tear. You should also consider replacing any aging appliances as older equipment tends to get more unreliable as the years pass. 

Keep Your Roof Tidy 

Water damage can also occur due to Mother Nature! Heavy rain can easily overwhelm a roof that leaks or cracks, and water can get into your attic and leak down your walls. 

Undetected roof damage can cause your entire home to become compromised with water damage and mold growth. Inspect your roof often and address issues quickly. 

You should also be cleaning out your gutter system before each storm. Clogged gutters can force water to back up onto your roof, which can lead to water pouring over the sides of your home and directly down onto your foundation. This can lead to groundwater seeping down and into your basement or lowest level. 

Understand Where Water Flows in Your Home 

Water pipes and valves are all over the place in our homes, but knowing exactly where each line leads to and how to shut off each water valve can help you put a stop to any water issues immediately. Take the time to go through your utility room and learn how each system works. 

You should also be monitoring your water bill! If you open up your bill and are shocked at how much money you owe, it might be due to a water leak happening somewhere in your home. 

A simple drip from a cracked pipe can lead to gallons of water being lost a day, which can quickly add up the longer it is left unaddressed.

Water damage can happen quickly. Call SERVPRO of Victor/Canandaigua right away for a fast and efficient restoration.

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