Have you thought about how to prevent water damage in your home lately? If not, you’re probably not alone. Many homeowners overlook areas that are prone to causing water disasters. Failing to prepare your home for potential water threats can cost much more than investing in initial prevention. If you’re looking for advice on how to prevent water damage, then this article is for you.
Functional Sump Pumps Prevent Water Damage
Sump pumps are key devices to prevent water damage. Sump pumps suck up water from a contained area and force the water away from the home. Most sump pumps sit in a pit in your basement. If your home is prone to flooding and standing water, you should consider adding an outdoor sump pump as well. By pumping water away from your home, you can avoid flooding. Most sump pumps are electric, so having a generator or battery backup is useful.
Clear Your Drainage Systems
Water overflow and pressure buildup is another common type of water damage. Heavy rain that hits your roof is collected by gutters. The gutters provide a track for water to flow off your roof to a drainpipe or spout. The spout should then be angled away from your home into an area that can absorb the water. Gutters and pipes should be clear of debris and leaves. Homeowners need to clear their gutters, especially of leaves, seasonally. If leaves block the flow of water, then water buildup can seep through roofing or cause flooding around other areas of your home.
Check for Leaky Pipes and Appliances
Most of the time, we assume that our appliances and plumbing systems are working. However, this is a recipe for disaster. Pipes can burst due to rust accumulation, pressure buildup from blockage, as well as old age. Having your plumbing system inspected annually is the minimum amount you should do to prevent water damage. Some appliances also have drip pans to collect water from condensation. Checking below your refrigerator to ensure the drip pan is not cracked or leaking can prevent a slow buildup of water.
Trust the Experts to Prevent Water Damage with HS Waterproof
Protecting your home from water damage will save you time and money in the long run. HS Waterproof has years of experience waterproofing all areas of homes. We can help you tackle main-floor living areas, basements, and even upper-floors and attics. Don’t put your home at risk; act now. To schedule an appointment, visit our website or give us a call today at (609)-257-4798.