Sometimes a little bit of proactive care can go a long way toward preventing big issues – and big expenses that come from those issues. When you want to prevent water damage, there are some steps you can take to help reduce the likelihood. And when you find or notice water damage, responding quickly makes a world of difference.
Check out these troubleshooting tips and common causes.
Did you know that clogged gutters are actually one of the most common reasons that people experience water damages? If the gutters are blocked to the point that they can’t funnel rainwater the way they were designed to, the water then has to redirect elsewhere, which will likely lead to damage. Take the time to clean your gutters once or twice a year and make sure your downspouts are really pushing water out and away from your foundation.
Your pipes could be a water problem. The big issue with pipe leaks is they are hidden away so you may not notice them for a while. By the time you do notice them, you may have damage left behind that has been there for some time. However, you also want to avoid those little leaks turning into big leaks or a broken pipe. Take the time to do a quick check of your pipes on occasion and take care of leaks as soon as you find them.
Burst pipes are another issue that homeowners have to worry about. This usually happens from excessive cold that causes a pipe to freeze and then burst. Excessive heat could also cause a burst pipe, as can a pipe that needs to be repaired.
Burst pipes generally give no warning. You may be able to prevent the bursting from happening by protecting your pipes against extreme temperatures. However, the key here is to respond quickly if you do experience a burst pipe for any reason.
There are any number of issues that might cause you to experience water damage. But many issues can be fixed quickly or potentially even avoided if you’re paying attention and being proactive with cleaning, repairs, and needed maintenance.
Don’t wait until you run into a big problem and tons of damage. Instead, be observant, make repairs as they are needed, and respond quickly when damage does happen. These are some other common causes to be familiar with:
With any luck, being aware and taking proactive measures will help you reduce the possibility of ever having to worry about water damage. But the truth is, you can’t always avoid these things. When water damage does happen, give us a call right away to help mitigate damage, clean up the mess, and get your space back to its pre-loss condition. Contact us today for your water damage needs!