What are the odds your New Castle, DE, home will suffer from water damage today? The chances are low, right?
What are the odds your New Castle, DE, home will suffer from water damage this week? Again, the chances are likely slim to none.
What if we expanded the timeline a bit and asked you the odds your home would suffer from water damage in a year? Now it seems like a possibility, but you’d still be confident in your chances of it not happening.
What odds would you give your home over a period of ten year or a lifetime? In those timespans, water damage becomes an inevitability.
Our point? You should be prepared. In fact, you should take measures to avoid these catastrophes in the first place. What can you do to prevent water damage right now?
Here are a few suggestions:
- Make sure your home is sealed – An air tight ceiling prevents moist air from flowing into susceptible areas of your home, like the attic space. Making sure the ceiling is sealed properly, combined with increased insulation, can prevent heat loss, which can turn into water damage in the form of ice dams
- Clean your rain gutters – The thinking behind this is simple. Rain gutters transport the water draining off your roof and diverts it away from your home. Blocked gutters will overflow and allow the water to pour freely onto the ground as if there were no gutters at all. This can damage siding, allow moisture to accumulate within walls which can create mold issues, and water to seep into basements and crawl spaces where it can cause a host of nasty problems
- Have your plumbing and pipes inspected – Do you know whether or not your pipes are susceptible to leaks or bursts? Having them inspected now can save you from water damage problems in the future
- Circulate air during winter – Routinely opening cabinets and doors underneath your sink can allow warm air to circulate more effectively and keep pipes from freezing
Many people think of severe storms or fires when it comes to disaster restoration, but you can be impacted in many ways, especially during the upcoming winter months.
Proactive preparation can keep this from occurring, but if you’re ever in need of water damage restoration services, please contact us at (610) 626-9002.