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Ways to Avoid Water Damage in 2022

We want this new year to be a great one. Not only do we want you to stay healthy but we want your home to stay healthy too. We know that floods are usually caused by storms, but there are also many other unexpected causes of water damage. Faulty sewer backups, a burst pipe, or maybe even a leaking appliance, could cause you major damage if not taken care of. We made a list of precautionary measures you can take in your home to avoid water damage this year.

1. Clean Your Gutters

Sometimes you forget how important it is to have clean and functional gutters, but they play a huge role in keeping your home protected from major rain and snowstorms. Gutters tend to get filled with leaves and debris which, in turn, hinders their functionality. Your gutters ensure that rainwater flows steadily away from your home during a storm. If they are blocked, the excess rain can overflow into your home through your ceiling and walls. So, don’t forget to add cleaning out your gutters to your home maintenance list!

2. Check Your Plumbing For Leaks

Water leaks often go undetected and end up causing costly damage to your home. So, make sure to take some time to check the areas around your bathtubs, sinks, toilets, and appliance. Also, be sure to look for any dripping or leaking faucets, and appliances. You may be surprised to find how many places in your home may need to re-caulk or a pipe that needs to be tightened or replaced.

3. Inspect Your Roof

It is crucial to check your roof for any missing or loose shingles. If you come across this issue, make sure to replace them as soon as you can. By being proactive and replacing your damaged shingles, you can be preventing any further damage that can potentially be caused by a  major storm or heavy rain

4. Install a Sump Pump

Many people don’t know what a sump pump is. To put it simply, a sump pump is a device that prevents flooding or significant water damage to your property. Its purpose is to eliminate excess water from entering your home by leading it to a designated nearby drain or creek. Installing a sump pump will allow you to relax, knowing you have this device working to protect your home from the rising water of heavy storms. For more information about professional sump pump installation and maintenance, call our team at Restoration 1.

5. Set Up Backflow Valves

Some people are surprised to hear that during heavy water flow, drains and sewers can actually backup, forcing sewage into their sinks, appliances, and bathtubs. Then, to make it worse, water then overflows causing even more damage. One definite way to prevent this backflow is by installing plugs and valves. If you end up having sewage backup, please do not attempt to clean it yourself, as it can be very dangerous. Sewage Damage Cleanup and Sanitation is a delicate procedure that should only be done by licensed professionals like our team at Restoration 1. We will clean the mess, remove the odor, and sanitize the entire area.

Call Us For Professional Water Damage Restoration Services

Whether it is from a heavy rainstorm or a burst pipe, water can ruin your property in just a matter of minutes. By taking these precautions you can save yourself from major damage in 2022. 

If you do find yourself in need of water damage restoration, contact our team at Restoration 1 immediately. Our IICRC certified experts are available to help 24/7 to get the work done right away.

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