Ways To Protect Your Home From Water Damage
Did you know water damage can be one of the costliest and most common disasters your home may experience? Bursting pipes, malfunctioning appliances and storm damage are just some of the ways water can your home! While water damage can be a common issue to deal with as a homeowner, there are things you can do to protect your home from and possibly avoid these tragic scenarios.
Not only will you find that water damage is a big headache to deal with, but it can also have a long-term impact on your home—namely, mold. Mold can start to grow in as little as 24–48 hours of water exposure, so it is important to prepare beforehand for the things that can cause it.
As you begin to think about ways to safeguard your home, break it down by areas of impact to make the task easier.
You can prevent water damage from happening in the basement by checking for water seepage. Look for vulnerable areas of the basement that may need resealing, make sure water drains away from your home, and install a backwater valve.
In the kitchen and bathrooms, water damage can occur due to plumbing and appliance failures.
Be sure to regularly:
- Inspect all appliances, correcting any issues with hoses and faucets
- Check all seals and caulking around your showers and tubs.
- Know where the main shut-off valve is in your home
- Only run the washing machine or dishwasher while you are home.
It may seem like recovering from water damage is an overwhelming and slightly impossible task, but it doesn’t have to be. Working with SERVPRO® of Stone Mountain/Clarkston simplifies the entire process of water damage from drying to insurance claims. Call on our highly trained experts who are here to make it "Like it never even happened." at 770-496-1976.