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Protecting Your Home from Water Damage

8/29/2022 (Permalink)

A water damaged ceiling is shown partially collapsing If you have water damage call SERVPRO of Louisa, Orange and Madison counties (540) 513-3111.

Our homes are a big investment and it's important make every effort to take care of them. Maintaining your house can go a long way toward helping you avoid major catastrophes, including the following:

Water in home

Roof in disrepair

Electrical fire in the kitchen

Mold in home

Even with taking precautions and regular maintenance damage can happen to our homes. This means there may be times when you have to turn to a professional remediation team to help you clean up water damage. You may be able to prevent some water dilemmas by keeping the following tips in mind.

Be Observant

An excess amount of moisture from a broken pipe can leave you with a lot of damage if you don't catch it early. If you're vigilant around your house, you'll notice signs of leaks before the water introduces mold into your space. Watch for water stains on your walls and ceiling. Look for other signs of moisture, such as peeling paint and bubbling flooring.

Have Inspections

Your plumbing, HVAC unit and appliances could malfunction and lead to water in home. If you have these parts of your house inspected annually, you can reduce the chances of a flood happening. A plumber can look at your pipes to ensure there are no clogs or breaks you need to know about. An HVAC repairman can assess your heating and cooling units to check for signs of wear and tear. You should make sure your dishwasher, washing machine and refrigerator are inspected too because these appliances can have faulty hoses or broken water supply lines that lead to flooding.

Make a Plan

Sometimes knowing who you would call for a pipe cleanup can help you prevent major damage to your home. Figure out which restoration team you want to turn to before flooding starts, so you can react as quickly as possible. Call SERVPRO of Louisa, Orange and Madison counties (540) 513-3111.

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