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Defend Your Property From Water Damage in the New Year | SERVPRO® of Van Nuys South

1/11/2023 (Permalink)

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There is no better time to make a change than the start of a new year. Whether you are hoping to make some changes to your daily routine or you want to take on a new project, there is so much room for growth and improvement.

If you’re wanting to tackle home improvement in the new year, waterproofing your home is a great place to start! Preparing for water damage could save you from extensive and costly repairs while also providing you with peace of mind that your home is safe and dry.

Here’s how you can make substantial improvements to keep your property safe in the new year:

What Causes Water Damage?

Knowing the main areas where water can enter your home should be your first step in the waterproofing process. Leaks can show up both inside and outside.

Household appliances and bathroom fixtures are frequent causes of water damage within your residence, while clogged gutters and rainwater runoff are outside threats that find their way inside.

Your home may potentially experience moisture problems due to tattered pipes or caulking that has corroded away from windows and doors. Leaks that go unnoticed might result in mold development and ruined walls or flooring.

When water starts leaking into your appliances, they can also start to corrode or stop running altogether. Finding your problem at its source is the best method to mitigate property damage.

How to Prevent Damage

Water damage can turn into a chaotic mess quickly, so regular maintenance and inspection are the keys to preventing damage. Catching a leak early on will always be the most effective way to keep a water damage emergency from getting any worse.

Get in the habit of routinely inspecting your bathrooms and kitchen for puddled water or indicators of mold to keep water at bay. When it’s raining, check your windows to make sure water isn’t leaking inside by checking for dampness.

You should also upkeep your roof often (and following any severe wind events) for damage like loose or missing shingles. And while you’re up there, clear your gutters and downspouts of debris to prevent a clog.

Inspecting your roof on a regular basis will also be advantageous when water damage-causing weather conditions approach our area. Floods are common in Van Nuys, and they can take several forms, including coastal or river flooding and nearby tsunamis.

Flood preparation may appear to be a big chore, but knowing your local flood risk, monitoring the weather and continuing your routine water damage maintenance can be greatly beneficial when preventing water damage.

You can spare yourself from expensive and lengthy repairs by incorporating a few simple changes to your daily maintenance routines. And you’ll have one more thing to mark off that resolution list!

Have water damage in your home? Contact us for fast, professional restoration back to preloss condition.

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