Water damage is an absolute horror for any homeowner. This can happen to the inside of your home in numerous different ways. Whether a pipe burst or simply rained heavily in your area, the effects of water damage can be devastating. When ignored, it can become very expensive to fix and get rid of. Luckily, we are here to share some important tips to prevent water damage from destroying your home.
What is Water Damage?
Water damage happens inside your home when water intrudes into your home when it is not supposed to be there. There are multiple ways water is able to get through your home; a bad storm, leaky appliances, clogged drains, and even foundation cracks. This can lead to thousands of dollars worth of damages. The water damage can potentially ruin your floors, furniture, appliances, electronics, and can lead to mold growing inside of your home.
Proper Gutter and Downspout Care
Debris that is stuck in your gutters, specifically your downspouts, will lead to water build-up. The water built up in your downspouts can lead to overflow that could potentially harm your home’s foundation. Make sure to clean out your gutters at least twice a year and always look to see that your downspouts are facing away from your home.
Look for Leaks
Keep an eye on each and every pipe in your home. Look for scratches, leaks, and any excess water around appliances and pipes. If you notice any moisture that is not usually there, that is a solid detection of a water leak. There are even devices called water sensors you are able to purchase that will notify you if it detects low levels, leaks, or moisture that should not be there.
Keep an Eye on Your Water Bill
If there are no signs that you can physically see of water damage inside your home, you will be able to see it on your water bill. If you notice that suddenly your bill has sky-rocketed, it is a tell-tale sign there is probably a water leak in your home.
Contact Elite Services
If you are experiencing any degree of water damage in your home, it is important to get it out immediately. If you wait, the damage will only get worse. Contact us today to learn more about our water damage removal and demolition services at (978) 317-5388.