Keep Your Home Dry in 2023 | SERVPRO® of Northwest Bergen
A brand-new year is upon us already! We always love the start of a new year and all of the possibilities it brings. A new year is also a great time to address any water issues within your home to avoid costly damages.
We want your home to stay dry and avoid water issues, so we offer some great water damage prevention tips in our first blog of the year below!
<h3can-i-find-the-source-of-water-damage">How Can I Find the Source of Water Damage?
Since we use water in our daily lives, leaks can happen anywhere around our homes.
A leak inside your home from your appliances or fixtures could cause a big puddle of water while any roof damage or clogged gutters could lead to a flooded basement or warped walls.
Older homes are also at risk of water damage due to rusting pipes or deteriorating caulk seals. As these places experience wear and tear, you could wind up with a leak or a slowly dripping hole. Moisture can cause water damage, but it can also encourage mold growth or mildew if it is left untreated.
It is also possible to experience water damage on top of water damage! If you experience a water leak somewhere and that water infiltrates one of your appliances’ electrical components, a malfunction could occur and cause even more troubles for your home.
<h3water-prevention-tips">Addressing Water Prevention Tips
One of the best ways to reduce your risk of water damage is to prevent the problem from even occurring in the first place. Catching a problem early can save you a lot of time and money down the road.
It might take a little investigative work, though! Not all water damage is easily noticeable, so you will have to regularly inspect places like your bathroom and kitchen for water staining or mold growth. Wipe down any areas of your home that are often moist, like your sinks or window sills, and check out any spots in your home that start to smell musty.
Getting up on your roof often can help you catch a problem before an even bigger issue occurs. Missing shingles or roof damage can invite water into your attic, where it can cause damage or start a mold infestation.
The winter weather here in the Bergen County area can change drastically! Make sure your family and home is ready to handle the change in temperature and prepare for the possibility of snow and ice at any time. After any weather event, walk around your property and home to look for damage.
Property grading is also always a good option! A professional grading can move your soil in a strategic way to angle your yard away from your home. Any rainwater or flood water that is near your home will flow down and away from your home’s foundation.
Have water damage in your home? Contact us for fast, professional restoration back to preloss condition.