Water damage inside a home is one of the most costly expenses that a homeowner (and insurance company) can face. There are many preemptive measures that you can do to protect your home from water damage..
Regular cleaning of the gutters and downspouts helps them perform as they should. They redirect water away from the foundation and the rest of the home. Leafs and other debris that clog gutters can lead to roof damage and then seep in through the walls.
Having trees and other vegetation around your home makes it seem to be in its natural environment. One thing that is important is to make sure that they are located away from water mains and drainage pipes. This is to ensure that the roots do not grow into the pipe and cause blockage problems.
Inside the Home
There are many reasons that leaks can occur inside a home. Knowing what the main shut off valve for the home is one of the most important things a homeowner should know the location of. If you go on an extended vacation, it is recommended that the valve be shut off to avoid problems while you are gone.
Regular checkups on things like the water heater and clothes washer is important to make sure there are no leaks. Even a small drip can result big in the long run. Without regular inspection, there could be a problem that won’t be noticed until too late.
Many people don’t pay much mind to the water bill. It may seem nominal, but this can play a major factor if there is a problem. One small increase from month to month can be the tell-tale signs of a water leak that keeps increasing.
When You Should Call a Pro
Call or contact Forand Remodeling and let us get to work. The longer that you wait, the more damage can occur. This is not just about damage to your home, also to your family’s health. We have over 40 years’ experience with water damage in Manchester and surrounding areas. Every job we complete is to your 100% satisfaction. We treat every job as if we were working on our own home. Never are we done until you feel completely safe about your home.