How To Prevent Water Damage This Winter
Whether it’s a leaky pipe, devastating storm, or malfunctioning appliances—water damage is a homeowner’s worst nightmare. Just the idea of water damage to your home is enough to make a homeowner shiver. Thankfully, many sources of water damage can be prevented.
SERVPRO of Henry and Randolph Counties has a few tips to help you avoid water damage to your home this winter. By following these tips, your home will be at a lesser risk of a water damage disaster.
- Check your water heater. Water heaters normally last about 8-12 years. However, if it is not properly cared for, it can corrode and cause leaks or overflow. To ensure your water heater is up to par, check it periodically for moisture or water surrounding the stand it rests on.
- Clean your gutters. If there is a buildup of debris in your gutters it will stop them from doing their job properly. As a result, water can spill over through the roof, into the foundation, and down to your basement or crawl space.
- Prevent frozen pipes. Frozen pipes can cost thousands of dollars in damage and put your home at risk of mold and microbial growth. Pipes located in the outside walls, crawl spaces, and attics are the most vulnerable to freezing. Insulate the pipes that are exposed to cold air and keep the faucet dripping during extremely cold weather.
By implementing these tips, you are less likely to experience water damage this winter. However, should you find your home with water damage, give SERVPRO of Henry and Randolph Counties a call! The SERVPRO team is faster to any disaster and will make it, “Like it never even happened.”