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5 Tips for Preventing Water Damage in Your Home

6/16/2020 (Permalink)

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Tips In Protecting Your Home

When a storm or broken pipe leads to too much water in the home, there’s a chance your Olympia, WA, residence could experience water damage. Fortunately, a local water damage restoration service can help with clean up and repairs. However, there are a few things you can do ahead of time that may mitigate damage severity, and protect your home from long term water damage problems.

1. Regularly Inspect the Home

Regularly inspecting the home can help you make repairs before there’s a chance for water damage to occur. You may choose to have professional help with this process to ensure that any problem areas are correctly located and repaired.

2. Make Repairs Quickly

It’s always important to make repairs quickly after a leak or break in the plumbing. Performing a pipe cleanup quickly can prevent water for soaking in and causing damage.

3. Use Flood Barriers

The use of a flood barrier can help prevent floodwater in the home during a storm. There are many types of collapsible or inflatable barriers that can be set up around vulnerable spaces during a storm and then removed afterward.

4. Keep Gutters Debris Free

Keeping your gutters and other drainage debris free can also help prevent damage. A blocked gutter can overflow and flood the roof. Removing sticks, leaves and other debris can help prevent this.

5. Install a Sump Pump

If your basement regularly experiences moisture problems you may want to consider the installation of a sump pump. This machine can help remove excess water and prevent potential water problems.

Too much water in the home from a storm or broken pipe can lead to water damage problems. Fortunately, there are a few things you can to help mitigate damage. Remember these tips to help protect your home, and contact a restoration service if damage does occur. If you have any questions a professional can help.

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