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Top Ways to Prevent Water Damage | SERVPRO of Bellevue

3/22/2024 (Permalink)

Leaking washing machine at home We know the aftermath of a home water leak can be disastrous. That’s why SERVPRO of Bellevue is here for your restoration needs. Call now!

It can be a lot of work to be a homeowner. Between general maintenance duties and any HOA requirements, it seems like you are always working on one project or another. You are busy enough, so if you are able to prevent serious situations like water leaks from occurring, you can focus your time on more important things!

It is important to remember that preventing every single kind of water leak is simply not possible, but by following the tips below, you can significantly reduce your risk of suffering from serious water damage on a daily basis. 

Securing the Exterior 

One main culprit when it comes to water damage is rain! We are at risk of suffering water leaks whenever it is raining, drizzling or downpouring. 

In order for this rain to be removed from your home, it needs to have a place to go. Keep your gutters clean and remove any debris regularly, and check your downspouts often to make sure they are on and pointed away from your home.

Do routine inspections of your windows and doors every season to check for drafts, gaps or cracks. As our homes age, worn seals can lead to hairline cracks that can invite water into your home and our windows and doors can actually begin to sag against their frames. 

Finally, and this one may seem obvious, but be sure your windows are securely shut before it starts to rain. Rain can quickly become a problem from something simple as a forgotten open window. 

Securing the Inside of Your Home 

Water leaks can also begin inside your home due to some man-made accident or oversight. Keeping up with routine appliance maintenance is one of the best things you can do to prevent appliance malfunctions that end in serious water leaks. Clean them regularly to ensure the lines aren’t clogged, and replace parts as needed so they are always in good working order. 

Another important task is to check your water lines often. Water is constantly flowing in and out of your home, and that can be troublesome if a simple water line becomes loose or a seal starts to give way. Check the lines in your utility room whenever you run a load of laundry and check under your sinks and fixtures when you are deep cleaning a space and address repairs as necessary. 

The Benefits of a Professional Restoration 

Water is unpredictable, and even if you do everything right, you can still suffer water damage at any point. Because of that, we want to reassure you that SERVPRO of Bellevue has your back. 

We will get right to work tackling the standing water and addressing necessary repairs quickly. It is our goal to return your home to its preloss condition as quickly and as efficiently as possible. 

Water damage can be really frustrating to deal with. Call SERVPRO of Bellevue for a quick and reliable recovery. 

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