Tips to Protect Your Home from Water Damage
Tips to Protect Your Home from Water Damage
November 03,2022

Tips to Protect Your Home from Water Damage

Water damage can cost you thousands of dollars in cleanup, repairs, and restoration. There are also the inconvenience and health risks of exposure to water-damaged property. There’s no point in crying over spilled milk, but there are steps you can take to avoid, or reduce the risk of, water damage in the future. If you need professional water damage cleanup or repair, then call Tidal Wave Restoration to schedule a convenient appointment.

Tips to Protect Your Home from Water Damage

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Inspect Your Roof

Your roof is the first line of defense against the main sources of water against your property: rain and snow. Get in the habit of looking up at your roof, even using binoculars periodically to inspect for broken flashing and smaller damage. Get broken components repaired as soon as possible. You do not want to get caught in a storm with a leaking roof!

Clean the Gutters!

If the gutters are clogged with leaves and twigs, then water will begin to pool up. This weight can sometimes damage the gutters further and expose your roof. Clean the gutters once a season, and twice during the fall season, to make sure rainwater flows through the gutters and down the drains. You want that water guided AWAY from the property – or INTO a reservoir or tank. 

Maintain Your Sump Pump

If you have a basement, or part of your home is underground, then you should have a sump pump installed at the lowest point of the building. This small device collects and pumps away water and excess moisture at the foundation of the building. The sump pump is crucial for the structural integrity of your property, and routine maintenance is imperative.
Get in the habit of testing your sump pump by pouring a bucket of water into the sump pit. Does the sump pump activate and pump away the water? If not, then you should investigate further and repair it as soon as possible.

Schedule Routine Plumbing Service

You get your car’s oil changed periodically, right? There is similar maintenance for the plumbing of your building. Appliances like water heaters and washing machines depend on a functional water line to bring in clean water, and they rely on seamless drainage to dispose of wastewater.
Schedule routine plumbing service to make sure the plumbing system is not at risk of leaking or clogging. An experienced plumber will be able to test the water pressure and many safety features of the plumbing system. Many homeowners neglect routine plumbing service, but the peace of mind that comes with it is priceless.

Maintain Your Appliances

A plumber can make sure water is readily delivered into the building and safely disposed of from the property, but they usually won’t work on individual appliances unless specifically asked. Water heaters, for instance, must be tuned up and tested regularly. The temperature and pressure relief valve, for example, is a crucial safety feature that releases excess pressure and temperature in the water heater tank!

Dealing with Water Damage? We Can Help!

Are you dealing with mold, mildew, rotten dry wood, and walls, or even caving ceilings? Tidal Wave Restoration offers reliable and affordable water damage cleanup and repair services in Atlanta and surrounding areas. Call Tidal Wave any time to speak with a live representative.