Many homeowners know that there is always a possibility that water damage can occur in their home, but they are not faced with the reality until a strong storm come onshore or they have a burst pipe in their wall. It is important that you take steps to minimize the chances of water damage occurring in your home because guess what, even a spilled drink can lead to water damage.
Below, we thought we would provide you with some helpful tips to ensure that you are able to live in a home where you have done what you can to prevent water damage.
- Always Cleanup Spills
Remember that glass of water you dropped by the baseboard the other day? Yes, the one that you figured would air dry on its own. Not cleaning up spills on your floor can lead to water damage underneath your baseboard and your flooring. For example, if you have carpet and spill something, you may think that the surface is dry, but the underlayment may still be wet and this is the perfect breeding ground for mold.
- Watch Your Water Bill
Did you know that your water bill is a good indication of whether or not there is a leak in your home? You may be asking us how. Well, that is simple to answer. If you use 40 gallons of water per month and then one month you used 80 gallons of water and nothing changed in that time, then there is a leak somewhere in your home.
Even a small leak can lead to an increase in your water bill, so pay close attention to not only the cost, but also the number of gallons that you used in the month.
- Keep Grease Out of the Sink
If you thought pouring grease down the sink was a good idea, think again. Grease can actually clog your pipes and lead to severe backups. Some people choose to use grease fighting detergents to break down the grease before pouring it down the drain, but this still does not fully protect your pipes.
It is important that you pour the grease out into an empty can and then allow it to harden and toss it in the trash can.
- Watch Where Your Sprinklers Go
You want to make sure that your sprinklers are not fixated on your home and you do need to double check to make sure that the area your sprinklers water has enough room to drain. If water is allowed to build up, you will find that it may seep into your home and lead to unexpected water damage.
Contact RestorePro for Water Damage Restoration
RestorePro is your solution for all of your water damage restoration needs. We are able to handle everything from flood recovery to drying out a wet basement. If you would like to discuss our services with us, contact us now at 781-664-9800 for MA residents and 603-253-2068 for NH residents. You can also visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RestorePro911.