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Water Damage Prevention Tips

8/18/2022 (Permalink)

How to Prevent Water Damage

Did you know that water damage is one of the most common homeowner claims? And whether the destruction is a little or a lot, it’s crucial to fix H20-related damage immediately to avoid structural impairments to your home (and lessen the chance of mold forming). 

The Nassau County water damage restoration professionals at SERVPRO of East Meadow/Westbury are here to share some valuable tips on how you can protect your home from water-related damage.

Disconnect Hoses

One easy way to avert water harm is to disconnect your hoses from their spigots (the faucet-like fixture on the side of your home that dispenses water). During the cooler months of the year, if an outdoor spigot is not winterized properly and the hose is still attached, there’s a higher chance that the exterior pipes can freeze. When this happens, the pipe inside your home that’s connected to the unwinterized faucet can burst and cause damage to your walls, floor, foundation, and more. 

Clean the Gutters

As you encounter rain showers, ensure your house is protected from impairments. For instance, start getting into the habit of cleaning your gutters a minimum of two times a year to avoid blockages. If the channels of your gutters are filled with contaminants, they will overflow, causing damage to your home's foundation. If you do not feel safe cleaning your gutters on your own, we strongly encourage you to enlist the help of a trusted professional to carry out the task for you.

Understand Your Plumbing System

Knowing how your plumbing system works can help you easily determine the location of any water leaks and the problems behind them. For example, your water pressure should run from 40 to 70 psi; anything over this range will lead to a pipe burst. In the event of a plumbing emergency, learn where your main shutoff is to prevent further damage. Also, doing your research will help you identify the root of the water damage and get it repaired in a timely manner by a professional.

Monitor Your Water Bill

Observing your water bill will help you determine if your plumbing may be on the verge of a potential problem. If your grand total is unusually high, that might indicate there is a water leak somewhere. And after detecting a price jump, you may consider reaching out to a professional to repair the suspected H20 leak at hand. Another way to catch a water issue is to install a water detection device; It will sound an alarm when it is in contact with moisture. 

Water Damage Repair and Restoration Services in Nassau County

If your house or business has endured H2O-related damages, you can count on SERVPRO of East Meadow/Westbury for all of your water damage repair and restoration needs. We are a locally-owned and operated trustworthy restoration leader in Nassau County and are here to help clean up your property “Like it never even happened.”

Contact us today at (516) 334-2927 or fill out a form for assistance!

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