Protecting your Home from Water Damage
Ensuring that your home is protected from water entering your home is very important during rainy season. When there is water leakage in the building, what comes next is water damage. Fixing this problem before it gets worse is very important because it could cause a major problem in your home. That’s why you should take necessary precaution to avoid secondary issues that can be caused by water.
Here are 4 ways in which you can protect your home from water damage:
1. Identify your water main
You need to identify the location of your water main and turn it off whenever you are leaving home for two days or more. When you stop the circulation of water into your home, there will be no chance of havoc caused by faucet drips while you are away.
2. Regularly check water appliances
It is essential for you to check and maintain the water appliances in your home regularly, according to the directions of the manufacturer.
3. Promptly investigate and fix leaks
You should be prepared to experience mildew, mold, structural damage or even dry rot to your home, whenever you decide to ignore moisture damage or postpone making the necessary repairs.
4. Install water detection devices
A water detector is an electronic device that notifies you when its sensor detects moisture. The device detects low-level moisture and slow leaks that are mostly unnoticed. The device is installed near water heaters, washing machines, sump pumps, toilets, and dishwashers to prevent extensive water damage and the growth of molds in your home.
Water can seep into your home from different sources, inside and outside your walls, but how do you tell where?
The basement is the most likely place to find water because it’s the lowest point of your house. Basement water can come from several sources such as eavestroughs, foundations, sewers, pipes. Also, there are chances of leakages in your bathtub, toilet, sink or shower when the bathroom ceiling starts to bubble or flake. To get to the root of the problem, you might just cut a hole gently in the drywall. Then shine a flashlight in and watch as someone runs the water. If there is a lot of water rushing, then it means that the grout and tiles around the bathtub is weak and are allowing water to seep in.
What to do when you discover water damage inside your home
When you discover water damage in your home, it is important to immediately stop the leakage. You should contact professionals to help you with your water damage issues. Also, you need to turn off all electrical appliances to avoid accident. Removing metal furniture is advisable in other to prevent rust and your draperies should be removed to avoid getting it wet. Also, you need to hire a water damage professional as soon as possible to avoid molds from inhabiting your furniture and other things in your home.
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