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5 Tips to Prevent Water Damage

February 21st, 2018

Water damage restoration is possible and the damage your home suffers from water can be repaired. Think about how much time you spent away from your home. Whether you’re out on work or a family vacation, you are going to leave your home for an extended period of time. How would you feel if you come home and find water in your basement or ceiling collapsed because of a burst pipe? People in River Falls, WI have experienced these kinds of things where water was the secret destroyer of their home.

Prevent your home from becoming a victim of water damage. Below are 5 tips for homeowners near River Falls, WI to prevent water damage.

1.     Clean your Roof Gutters

Check out your roof gutters every month to ensure that there’s nothing that can cause a clog. If you see leafs, nests, sticks and anything else that shouldn’t be there, your gutters may be clogged. If it rains, a clogged gutter will send the water into the foundation of your home or the basement. This could cause serious water damage.

Make a habit of checking your roof gutters and cleaning them every month to prevent water damage. Set a reminder on your calendar today, as we all know life gets busy and it’s easy to delay maintenance.

2.     Don’t Forget the Sump Pump

During storms, it’s the sump pump that will save your home from major water damage. If it’s not working properly, water will not be able to flow out of your home’s basement. Check the sump pump during storm seasons to ensure that it is pumping the water out properly and if it is not, make the required repairs to save your home from water damage.

3.     Mold & Plumbing Checks

If you spot leaks or mold in some places of your home, act quickly to make necessary repairs before a small leak turns into a big one.

A common mistake many homeowners in River Falls, WI make is that they pour grease down their kitchen sink. The grease solidifies and causes the damaging blockage. Don’t make the same mistake and never pour grease down your kitchen sink.

4.     Careful with Planting

Roots of some trees go deep down the surface and can invade plumbing pipes. Always be careful when planting trees to make sure that the roots can’t damage the pipe.

5.     Prevent Frozen Pipes

The water in the plumbing pipes can freeze when the temperature drops below zero degrees. The frozen water in the pipe can cause it to burst to result in severe water damage. Water damage restoration, in this case, would be extensive and you’ll lose your valuable dollars in restoration.

To prevent pipes from freezing in winter insulate them, keep garage doors closed and set the thermostat to a high temperature during day and night.

With these helpful tips, you can make sure that water damage doesn’t occur from your own negligence. However, there is nothing you can do to save your River Falls, WI home from water damage due to a natural disaster like a flood.

Don’t fret as in such circumstances; you can count on Service Master Restoration & Cleaning to come to your aid. We know that water damage restoration requires a prompt response, that’s why we’re on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Contact us anytime you need water damage restoration in River Falls, WI and surrounding areas.

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