Tips For Preventing and Addressing Water Damage
In some instances, water damage can be worse than fire or wind damage. This is because moisture has the power to destroy the structure of a home and create unhealthy mold and bacteria. Water damage is not always the easiest to notice. A lot of water damage can happen behind walls which obviously you cannot see. Because of this, it’s important to know how to address water damage as well as how to prevent it from happening. Here are some tips on preventing and addressing water damage at your home.
Preventing Water Damage Outside Your Home
1. Clean Out Gutters Often
It’s recommended to clean out your gutters a few times a year as well as right after a big storm. After a rain or wind storm it is likely that debris and leaves get stuck in your gutter causing clogs and blockage. If you don’t clean out your gutters often enough bacteria is susceptible to grow. The blockage in your gutters can also cause water to go into your home’s foundation. If you make sure to keep your gutters clean throughout the year, it is less likely that you will experience unwanted water damage.
2. Plant Trees and Plants Strategically
When planting trees and plants it is important to not plant them too close to your home’s pipes, septic tanks, drainage systems, sprinklers, etc. If you do, there is a chance that the roots start growing too close to these things and cause water damage to them.
Preventing Water Damage Inside Your Home
1. Check Your Water Pressure Often
You can buy water pressure gauges for reasonable prices at your local home improvement stores. When you hook the water pressure gauge on your faucet and turn the faucet all the way up, it will tell you the pressure your water is at. It should be between 40 and 70 psi. If the pressure is stronger you should get it looked at right away because there is a chance the pipes or hose will burst.
2. Always Evaluate Your Water Bill
A great way to find out if there is water leaking in your home is to always look at your water bill. If you notice that the bill is higher and saying you’re using a lot more water than you believed you were, it is likely you have a leak somewhere. If this is the case make sure you get it checked out immediately.
3. Check Your Appliances
Make sure to always check your appliances for leaks. Some leaks are more prominent than others so giving your appliances a thorough inspection can reveal smaller leaks that you may have overlooked.
Contact Roy’s Restoration
If you notice that your home has water damage or leaking that will lead to water damage, contact Roy’s Restoration! Roy’s Restoration will fix your water damage and restore your home back to normal. We have been providing residents of the Greater Boston area with water and flood restoration services for years! Contact us today by calling 617-607-3399 or filling out a contact form.