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SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville Offers Water Damage Prevention Tips For Your Home

4/28/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage is a nightmare that every homeowner hopes to never happen to them. Water could come from leaking pipes, a neglected roof repair, or a flood that started outside - these possibilities could ruin floors, walls, furniture, and personal keepsakes. By taking simple precautions, it can help you avoid expensive mitigation and contractor repairs. If you would like to learn more about preventing water damage to your home, keep reading.  

Tip #1 – When buying a new home, check for mold & water lines

The first tip is to make sure that you are not taking on an old problem with a new house when buying a new home. As you walk the home's exterior, look for water lines close to the foundation where signs of previous water damage can be seen. This will tell you whether or not there have been previous problems. Additionally, sometimes mold will grow behind baseboards when a wall gets wet time after time.

Tip #2 – Take advantage of extras in your security system

Many modern security systems will not only provide a warning if an intruder gains entry to your home, but they will also include flood sensors that they often place under sinks or next to washing machines. You can also put these flood sensors next to doors where you may have had issues in the past.  

Tip #3 – Monitor your water pressure

One of the first signs that there may be an issue inside your home is a slight drop in your water pressure that remains constant. This can signal a leak in a pipe in the foundation or under your home where it is not readily visible. If you do not have a way to measure or monitor your water pressure, keep an eye on your water bill for extremely unusual usage; this may also mean the same thing.  

It does not always take a natural disaster to cause significant water damage. Your home can be susceptible to water damage through all different types of issues within the home. We hope you use these tips to help prevent water damage and find them helpful.  

SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville offers a 24/7 emergency and water damage cleanup that is Faster To Any Size Disaster. Call 916-933-3890 to have an emergency response crew at your home within hours.

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