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Water damage is one of the most common home disasters because water damage can occur in many different ways. There are various ways homeowners can prevent water damage from happening in their homes. Here are some of the best ways to protect your home from water damage.
If you have a damaged roof, there is a good chance that water will get underneath it. Replace any missing or broken shingles as soon as possible to prevent leaks in your home.
In reference to roof damage, by keeping your rain gutters clear of leaves and debris will help protect your roof and prevent water damage. Clear rain gutters are essential during the winter when snow and ice can form ice dams on your roof that can lead to leaks. Cleaning your rain gutters on a regular basis will help mitigate water damage.
When flooding happens, one vital way to minimize damage is to turn off the water in your home. Knowing the location and how to shut off the water source to your house correctly is critical to mitigating further damage.
Home water systems are usually designed only to handle a certain amount of water pressure, typically between 40 and 70 psi. Ensuring your water pressure does not exceed what your house is capable of can help protect your pipes and prevent leaks.
When appliances connected to your water system malfunction, it can lead to severe water damage. Ensure the hoses on appliances, like the washing machine, are always appropriately connected. Proper maintenance will ensure the hose does not wear out and spring leaks.
A water bill that is higher than expected is a potential sign of water damage occurring. If your water bill seems higher than usual, you may have hidden water damage in your home. Look for leaking pipes, especially in areas of your home that you check infrequently, such as your crawlspace.
Insulating your pipes is especially important in the winter. Frozen pipes are a common cause of leaking or bursting pipes. Keeping them insulated will help protect them during cold months.
Do you know how old your house’s plumbing is? The older it is, the more likely your pipes will wear out and cause water damage. Watch out for leaks in common areas, such as under sinks and around appliances. If you notice signs of your pipes beginning to wear down or if they are already leaking, make sure to get them fixed immediately.
Utilizing these steps will help prevent water damage in your Toledo home. However, if you do experience water damage, do not wait to call Restore Pro. Our team of experts will help you get the water damage cleaned and repaired and protect your home from further damage. Contact us today for your restoration needs.
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