Storms can cause unexpected water damage to homes or business when you least expect it. Living in areas close to large bodies of water can increase the likelihood of heavy rains and lead to an increased risk of water exposure in your home. To minimize the risk of water leaks and damage to your home, it’s important to create a plan for regular checks and routine maintenance. Establishing a plan for your home or business ensures you are prepared before a storm or other disaster strikes.
Routine checks and maintenance plans should include:
Checking your gutters for any debris that could be blocking proper water flow and drainage. Clogged gutters can cause overflow and damage foundations as well as flooded basements.
Look for water leaks around your house. Small drips can add up to big problems if left unnoticed. Water not only damages floors, cabinets and other materials, but ongoing moisture also creates a breeding ground for mold growth and other bacteria.
When fixing clogged sinks, bathtubs, and toilets, use a drainage snake instead of unclogging chemicals. Chemicals can erode and eat away at your pipes from the inside out, causing damage over time. Using a drainage snake is a safe and cost effective alternative.
Know where your water lines run before planting around your home. Invasive roots can damage foundations and underground water lines if you’re not careful.
Let water drip from your faucet during cold months. Water expands when frozen, causing pipes to burst and water to flood your home or property. Letting your faucet drip keeps the water flow moving and prevents standing water from becoming frozen.
In the event you find yourself dealing with a water loss in your home or business, Jenkins Restorations is available 24/7, providing emergency services to get treat your property and renew your piece of mind. Our certified technicians are experts in taking care of water damage restoration. We will walk you through every step of the process and get your life back to normal.