5 Tips on How to Prevent Water Damage

by Brad

Whether you live in an area with frequent heavy rainfall or in a relatively arid climate, water damage is an all-too-common hazard that you’re eventually bound to face. Keep reading to find out how you can head off water damage before it happens to you.

Tackle Seasonal Cleaning Chores
No one wants to spend time on a ladder clearing leaves from gutters and downspouts, but doing so can prevent water from backing up to the point where it seeps into your property along the edge of the roofline.

Keep a Tidy Roof
Allowing leaves, debris and algae to collect on your roof can provide places for water to collect and pool. Eventually, your roof may develop a leak due to the deterioration of the roofing material caused by long-term exposure to moisture.

Watch for Plumbing Leaks
Dealing with a leak as soon as you discover it can put the brakes on water damage inside your home’s ceilings and walls. You should also pay special attention to the places where the plumbing enters and exits your home whether it’s located on a slab, crawlspace or basement foundation. If you discover a leak has sprung, contact Havencr.com to tackle the damage and prevent mold growth.

Stay on Top of Sump Pump Maintenance
If your property is equipped with a sump pump, make sure that it’s always in good working order by testing it periodically and having it regularly serviced by an experienced professional.

Ensure Adequate Drainage
Consider modifying the area around your residence to create sufficient grade for drainage, and be careful to point all downspouts away from the foundation to prevent water collection and entry.