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3 Ways to Protect Your Home From Water Damage | SERVPRO of Fayetteville

11/20/2023 (Permalink)

Damaged ceiling from water leak in rainy season Suffering from home water damage is no way to live. Call SERVPRO of Fayetteville today! We are here to help.

Suffering a water disaster is overwhelming no matter how it happens. Even just a small amount of water can have a huge impact on your home. Water disasters are one of the most common home insurance claims, so it is important to know how to reduce your risk as much as possible. 

Water leaks can happen anywhere, but these three locations are often where they start! Check these places often and perform routine maintenance tasks to stay as dry as possible. 

Check Your Plumbing

Leaks behind your walls can be hard to spot, especially if they are occurring behind your walls. Check all pipes leading from your faucets, sinks and tubs often for drips or signs of wear and tear. Even a simple deteriorating line of caulk can invite water to sneak out of a pipe or water line, which can quickly get worse.

Water is constantly flowing to and from your home behind your walls and under your floors, so investigate any new dripping sounds or the sound of running water in any room. A single clogged drain can easily block up a pipe and lead to a watery mess somewhere in your home. 

Keep Gutters Clean 

Keeping your gutters clean is another reliable way of preventing significant water damage. Heavy rain can easily overwhelm a clogged gutter system, which will force the water to back up onto your roof or pour over the side of your home. 

Even the smallest gap can invite water into your home, or your foundation may become overwhelmed and water will start to flow into your basement.

Grab a ladder and a buddy and get to work! Routine cleanings are important, especially after a particularly strong storm or during the fall season when all the leaves are making their way to the ground. Remove as much debris as possible and be sure your downspouts are pointed away from your home.

Check Your Roof

Another important water damage prevention task is to check your roof often for signs of damage. Obvious impact damage due to a fallen tree during a storm will be easy to spot, but oftentimes it's the damage that goes unnoticed that can cause serious problems over time. 

Missing or broken shingles, gaps along your roofline or sagging of any kind can invite rain into your attic that could leak down your walls. Address any repairs yourself or have a professional come out to help you seal your attic back up again.

Suffered water damage? Call SERVPRO of Fayetteville right away.

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