Water damage is one of the most common issues homeowners must face. Despite this fact, some still do not know the basics of prevention. Water should never wreak havoc on your property. To make sure it stays that way, you have to be on top of possible water leakage at all times.
Fortunately, the task is not impossible to do. Here a few things you should remember to keep your home from becoming a waterworld.
Track the Drip
Drips are often hard to detect, especially as they occur in hard-to-reach places. Thing is, they are strong indicators of leakage or burst pipes, and it is important to deal with them as early as possible. To start, observe where the drip is coming from. You can turn the water valve on and off to help you map out the area. When you finally locate the source of the leak, cover the crack immediately and call our experts for further preventive measures.
As your first line of defense against the elements, it makes sense to keep the roof in good condition. Make sure there are no cracks or crevices, especially in valleys and roof pockets, as water tends to collect there. Keep the gutters free of obstruction, too, to facilitate efficient water draining.
Beware of Sweating Pipes
Sweating pipes are not leaking pipes, per se. If you notice your pipe lines have some sort of condensation present, it is because the temperature inside is much colder than the air surrounding it. It does not have a direct effect on the pipe itself, but it can lead to drips, which may eventually lead to damages. Make sure the pipes are properly insulated to avoid such from happening.
Install Flood Shields
Even if your home is fully fitted to prevent leakage, floods can still bring considerable damage to your property. You should also consider installing flood shields and barriers, for good measure. Have pumps ready and make sure to have backup battery packson hand.
NextGen Restoration can help you restore your valued property to top condition. We provide year-round water damage restoration and home reconstruction services. To know more about our line of services, get in touch with us now at (813) 962-6855.