Nine Ways to Prevent Water Damage

Some times you don’t really need to call professionals for water extraction services, there are ways to prevent water damage. We’re about to let you in on nine different ways you can prevent the worst from happening.

  1. Check all your household appliances. Not only are they expensive and costly to replace, but they can also jeopardize your safety. Make sure the hoses on appliances are in tip-top shape, that the drains are not blocked by debris, and that none of the appliances are leaking. If there is a tear in a hose, a drain is blocked, or there is excessive moisture in the air because of an appliance, water damage can occur.
  2. Buy only quality household appliances. Homeowners should only invest in household appliances that have made the grade. This means that not only should they have been made by a reputable company, but they should also have passed safety tests and quality standards. While we know cheaper prices can prove to be very seductive, they can also prove to be a liability in the long run.
  3. Check all plumbing. This includes all showers, sinks, tubs, toilets, etc. Make it a habit to check under kitchen sinks and bathroom sinks. The drainage pipes should not be leaking. You should also check for any leaking around toilets or shower. If these areas remain wet a while after someone has used them then that is a sign that their are problems. As much as possible, do not hang or place deodorizers, decorations, sanitizers, and the likes near toilet bowls. These are often the cause of toilets clogging and causing water damage at home.
  4. Keep appliances and plumbing clean. Well-maintained appliances do more work, need less repairs, and have lower risks for water damage, it’s a no-brainer. If your plumbing is free of debris and is clean then the water will flow more freely and less clogging will occur.
  5. Check all pipes. If there are mysterious water stains on your walls then these are signs that the pipes beneath them can be leaking. In order to prevent water damage from occurring keep an eye out for suspicious water stains, and perform regular check-ups on your pipes.
  6. Check all doors and windows. Make sure that all doors and windows are installed correctly and are not allowing too much rain or moisture into your property. Ensure that all the door and window seals are closed tight to prevent water damage.
  7. Always inspect the roof. A lot of property owners forget to check their roofs, when in reality it is one of the most vulnerable parts of your property because it is always exposed. It deteriorates a lot quicker than other elements, that is why you need to be constantly inspecting it to make sure it is still intact. Replace anything that has cracked, and cover anything that has opened up.
  8. Keep your most important valuables in a safe. Water damage can never be 100 percent completely prevented from starting in a home, so think and act ahead. Keep all important documents, books, photographs, and other things of value that are vulnerable to water damage in a safe.
  9. Install water alarms. Water alarms work just like fire alarms, they sound off when there is excessive moisture in an area. Although they may be expensive, they are an investment when it comes to protecting your property.

You can never really completely prevent water damage, but these nine steps can make you make all the more prepared.