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5 Water Damage Prevention Tips for Your Home

1/10/2020 (Permalink)

5 Water Damage Prevention Tips for Your Home

When you live in Houston, TX, you may find it important to protect your home against possible water damage. Here are five things you can do that may help mitigate damage.

  1. Keep Gutters Clear of Debris

One of the first steps you can take to help avoid a water cleanup in your home is to keep your gutters and drainage areas free of debris. Blocked gutters can lead to water overflow which can back up onto the roof and cause leaks into your home.

  1. Slope Landscape Away from the Home

Another thing you can do is slope any landscaping away from your home. This will keep water from flowing downhill to pool against the foundation, instead directing it away to any intended drainage areas.

  1. Take Care of Problems Quickly

It's best to take care of any water damage you may find in your home as quickly as possible. This can help you prevent long-term problems, as well as possible mold issues.

  1. When in Doubt Contact a Professional

If you believe you may have a problem area, or find damage that needs to be fixed, it's best to contact a professional as soon as possible. Your local damage restoration service may have a variety of recommendations for protecting your residence. They can also help restore any damaged areas.

  1. Winterize Your Water Pipes

One way to avoid broken pipes which may lead to water caused damage is to winterize them when you know cold weather is coming. There are several ways to do this so you may wish to talk to a professional about the best method for your pipe setup.
When protecting your home against water damage these five things may help. Keep your gutters clear of debris to avoid water overflow onto the roof, slope your landscaping away from the house to avoid pooling against the foundation, and winterize your pipes to avoid breakage during cold weather. It's also important to take care of any problems found as quickly as possible, and to contact a professional for help.

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