Tips From the Water Restoration Pros – How to Prevent Water Damage

Tips From the Water Restoration Pros – How to Prevent Water Damage

 
There are many times when you may need the expert assistance of a professional water restoration company. Pipes in the kitchen may burst, or your bathtub may spring a leak. Or your area may have been devastated by a storm or hurricane, resulting in catastrophic flooding to your home and its surroundings.
 
While we can’t control Mother Nature’s mood swings, there are simple things we can do on our end to minimize water damage and make life easier for the water restoration professionals we often have to call in our moments of need. Here are some of these tips, straight from the specialists themselves.
One of the most common causes of water damage would be overflowing gutters. This may be due to some form of blockage, so be sure to periodically check your gutters and clean them if necessary. Blocked gutters need to be addressed as soon as possible to avoid an embarrassing and expensive overflow that could have otherwise been prevented.
You can preclude the whole process of hiring a water restoration specialist by simply installing an exhaust fan in your bathroom. Most households have water heaters – these heaters can generate lots of steam, which could facilitate the growth of that common health hazard known as mold. With an exhaust fan, any excess humidity can be diverted, thus minimizing the chances of mold and mildew growing in your bathroom.
Speaking of your bathroom, you should also periodically inspect the area and check for any leaks or signs of leakage. That odd-looking mark on your bathroom wall might be a sign of a leaky pipe somewhere. Have your plumber or water restoration specialist assist you in these spot checks if needed. You will also want to do the same for your kitchen or any other room in your home that require the use of water pipes.
In the event of leaks or flooding in your home, make sure you have unplugged all electronic appliances surrounding the affected area. This may sound like basic common sense, yet there are many who neglect to carry out such preventative measures. Failure to do so can be very costly, as not all damaged appliances can be salvaged by water restoration contractors!
Water damage is, for the most part, unavoidable, especially if it is a result of a natural disaster. But following the tips above can reduce the scope of such damage, and consequently reduce the cost of your water restoration bill.
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