It doesn’t take something dramatic like a hurricane to cause significant water damage to your home. In fact, the tiniest leak can wreak havoc. Likewise, something as seemingly innocent as a blocked gutter or broken sump pump can spell disaster.
Unfortunately, water damage is all too common. It’s also one of the main causes of property loss. And it isn’t just a seasonal issue. Today, we’ll take a look at how to prevent seepage or flood damage all year long. By taking a few simple steps to protect your home, you can potentially save yourself a lot of grief and money.
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Preventing H2O Damage
Luckily, there are some simple, practical steps to prevent damage to your home. Following these tips can save you tons of money and heartache down the line. And if you need to enlist a water proofing expert, SDR can help with that, too.
Here are some smart tips for preventing water damage:
- Make sure your sump pump works
- Keep gutters clear and clean from debris all year long. Fall leaves aren’t the only culprit when it comes to blockage.
- Insulate exposed pipes. This goes for both indoor and outdoor pipes.
- Get a water leak detetion device. They’re inexpensive and fool-proof, and they more than earn their keep.
- Carefully inspect your roof. This includes your attic. Check for leaks, damp spots, stains, or damage. Address any issues ASAP.
- Teach everyone in your home about the stopcock. Shutting off the water supply quickly is critical in an emergency situation.
A staggering number of homes and businesses are hit with water damage every year. Did you know that 98% of basements in the U.S. will have H2O damage at some point? For more surprising statistics, click here.
Water Damage And Mold
One obvious concern with H2O damage is mold growth. If you suspect spores, a water mitigation and mold expert can help. While you can’t always find mold yourself, let’s look at some sure-fire signs you’ve been visited by the forbidden fungus:
- Black stains on surfaces like wood, wallpaper, or drywall
- A distinct musty odor, usually strong
- Recent water damage or past flooding
- Water leaks in the house, attic, or basement
- People in the home with lingering colds
- Rust is an indicator of excess moisture in the home
If you think you have mold growth in your home or business, call Superior Damage Restoration ASAP. We’ll get a service technician out to do a professional assessment and test right away. If you do have an issue, we’ll get straight to work returning your home to its original state.
Rest assured that your home can be restored with the right tools and skills. Whether you experienced severe flooding or a minor appliance leak, we’ll get your home in tip-top shape in no time.
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