It is not easy to completely prevent water damage. Natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and wildfires are out of our control. We can only try to clean up and deal with the aftermath.
However, some water damage is preventable. Even though we are in the business of water restoration, we prefer to have you as a happy client that only needs us to clean their carpets every six months.
Here are some helpful ideas to protect your home from water damage:
We at Orange Restoration suggest you go through this checklist every year to catch trouble areas before they become a problem.
Kitchen – Inspect hoses and pipes for leaks under the sink, in the refrigerator and in the dishwasher.
Bathroom – Inspect caulking around sinks, tubs and toilets. If the caulking is not sealed, you can either fix the caulking or hire a contractor to help you. Sealed caulking is also very helpful in preventing bugs and rodents from entering your house.
Laundry room – Inspect your washing machine hose for any damage. If you see any type of dampness on the floor around the laundry machine follow through and pinpoint the solution.
Roof – Clean your gutters once a year. Make sure your downspouts are allowing water to flow off your roof. You don’t want water collecting on your roof and leaking through your attic and into the rest of your house.
The bottom line is being proactive can save you lots of money and heartache. Take the time to inspect your home – and if you’re not sure you’re doing it right, call Orange Restoration, we’re here 24 hours 7 days a week ready to help your house be a home.
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