Tips To Protect Your Home From Water Damage
Water damage is the second most frequently filed homeowner insurance claim. Coming home after a day at work, or a relaxing vacation, to find water in your home can be devastating. Whether a small unnoticed water leak, or a catastrophic flood, the results may be disastrous. Common causes of leaks that lead to water damage in our homes are:
- Water heaters
- Washing Machines
- Tubs and Showers
- Leaky roof
By following these simply guidelines you can protect your home from water damage.
- Know where and how to shut off you water main. If a pipe were to burst, it is imperative to know how to shut off the main water supply.
- Check hoses and faucets regularly. It is recommended that hoses that lead to your washing machine, refrigerator, and dishwasher are checked on an annual basis and replaced every five to seven years. Consider switching to a stainless-steel reinforced hose.
- Check showers and tubs. The caulking around your shower and tub should be watertight. If cracks in the caulk are visible, replace it. This is a simple, inexpensive way to prevent water seepage.
- Regularly check your roof for missing or damaged shingles.
Call it Murphy's Law, call it an act of God or call it just plain bad luck - whatever the term, disasters always seem to strike at the worst possible time. Chances are, whether a flood strikes the day before a big party or a holiday weekend, SERVPRO has been there and restored that. We are available 24/7, so in your hour of need, we are only a phone call away. We have earned the trust of our customers by combining an industry-leading process with a true passion for customer service. Our technicians identify the source and type of water, which determines the proper course of action. We use drying equipment that controls temperature and humidity, minimizing secondary damage. When water damage takes control of your life, we help you take it back.