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Protect Your Home From Water Damage | SERVPRO® of Billings

2/20/2024 (Permalink)

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A new year brings new possibilities, and the opportunity for handling projects that can protect your home from potential damages. This year, make preventing water damage to your house a priority by adding easy steps to your regular routines. When you do, you could save yourself from costly damages later.

Water is one of the most common ways homes are damaged, and a tiny, pin-sized hole can wreak complete havoc. Make this year’s resolution to protect your home with simple changes you can really stick to.

What Causes Water Damage?

In order to prevent damages, you need to understand the most common places water leaks happen. Leaks can begin inside or outside your home.

From the outside, your gutters and landscaping are two common ways water does damage, while on the inside of your home, large appliances and bathroom fixtures are often to blame.

Caulking around windows and doors that has broken down can also lead to moisture issues in the home. If leaks aren’t discovered quickly, you could end up with mold or rotted floors.

When an appliance with a water supply like a refrigerator springs a leak, it could stop working or begin to rust. Catching an issue at its source early means you can mitigate damages and prevent financial losses.

How to Prevent Damage

A little bit of water can do a lot of destruction, but there are several ways you can avoid disasters. Finding leaks or other sources of moisture early is always the best way to prevent a total loss, and when you are active in prevention catching an issue will be simple.

To find water in all the wrong places, make checking bathrooms and kitchen for wet spots or signs of mold a regular part of your weekly routine. The next time rain blows through, run your fingers around windows and doors to check for moisture. Confuse your family by sniffing your house to check for a musty smell.

Take a look at your roof once a month and after major wind events to check for loose or missing shingles. Clean your gutters often to allow water to flow away from your home. This step is particularly crucial before winter storms set in to avoid potential ice dams from forming.

Due to the heavy snowfalls we often experience in the winter months, you should also keep a close eye on your roof and attic to ensure there is no structural damage from the weight load. While most homes in our area have guidelines that must be met, if your home is older, you might consider a roof replacement when the weather warms up.

Check your yard regularly to ensure you have proper grading so that water rolls away from your home. Use soil to increase sloping as needed. Add these easy steps into your routines to save yourself from costly repairs later on, and pat yourself on the back for finally making a resolution you really keep!

Have water damage in your home? Contact SERVPRO of Billings for quick and professional restoration.

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