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How to Protect Your Home from Water Damage?

6/14/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage, irrespective of the reasons, is highly uncertain and often requires expensive repairs. According to one study, about 99% of homes with a basement are damaged by water at some point. In addition, the water damage cost & disposal is $13 billion per year.

The best way to avoid water damage and expensive repair services is to protect yourself, your home, and your business by hiring Water damage restoration Services. 

Regularly inspect and maintain your plumbing system

Regular inspections will show signs of water damage early on. Check your building for signs of water leaks, such as damp areas or discoloration of walls, floors, and ceilings. Molds and mosses grow in wet areas. So, if you see mold growing on your property, chances are there is a water source nearby too. Check the piping systems leading to dishwashers, refrigerators, water heaters, washing machines, & other appliances for signs of leaks.

Keep your building's exterior in good shape by repairing and protecting it

Water damage can be caused by internal or external sources. After you've thoroughly inspected your plumbing system and everything is in good condition, inspect the areas in your home or building that can get water, such as windows, doors, gutters, and more. Remove any dirt that has accumulated in the gutters to ensure that rainwater can drain smoothly.

If water enters your home, we recommend contacting SERVPRO of Saratoga Springs, Gansevoort to minimize damage. Water repair companies have professional tools and water extraction systems that can quickly remove water from your home or building and prevent the spread of damage.

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