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How Do You Prevent Water Damage?

11/1/2022 (Permalink)

Drying equipment in action due to a water damage caused by a pipe burst This Clear Lake home sustained significant damage as a result of standing water caused by a pipe burst.

How Do You Prevent Water Damage?

Water damage can occur in your Clear Lake, TX building or home, and it can cause serious problems to the structural elements of your home. One of the most common causes of water damage is a burst pipe, which can be caused by several factors, including burst pipes, drips & leaks, pipe blockages, and other things. If you have a pipe burst in your home or business, it's highly likely that you're going to need to call a professional water restoration company to assess the damage and clean up the mess before it gets too bad. To prevent water damage from happening (and to prevent natural disasters), here are three tips to help keep water out of your home.

If you have any doubts about whether your property has been affected by a burst pipe then it’s best to get in touch with a professional plumber immediately as they will be able to inspect your appliances and repair any issues that may arise before any further damage occurs.

While it's tempting to try and fix the problem yourself, attempting to repair or replace a broken pipe can cause more harm than good (especially if you don't know what you're doing). If your house is experiencing flooding due to plumbing issues, call SERVPRO of Clear Lake at (281) 486-4716. We'll be happy to send someone out over as soon as possible so that we can begin assessing the damage and preventing further damage from occurring.

To prevent water damage from happening, here are three tips to help keep water out of your home.

  • Make sure you have a backflow preventer.
  • Install a water alarm.
  • Check your pipes regularly to make sure they're in good condition.

Make sure you have good drainage systems installed on your property.

Without a proper drainage system in place, water can pool at the lowest point of your home or property. When this happens, it is more likely to seep into walls and floors.

To ensure that you have good drainage systems installed on your property, ask a professional contractor to come out and assess the drainage system. The contractor may recommend installing sump pumps or other types of pumps that can drain water away from your home.

When you are away from home for long periods of time, shut off the main water supply so that if there is a leak in one of your pipes, no damage will occur while you are gone.

Shutting off the main water supply is a crucial step in preventing water damage to your home. Each house has a main water shutoff valve, which is usually located near the meter. If you can't find it, check with your local water company or plumber for help.

To shut off the main supply of water:

  • Turn off the main valve that supplies fresh drinking water to your house. This is typically located near your hot water heater. This will prevent any unexpected leaks into this part of your pipes from being swept away by running taps or toilets in other parts of your house that could cause serious damage. 

Water damage can be a nightmare to deal with. It is not only time-consuming but expensive as well. So, before you call a professional restoration company to come out and assess your home or business after a burst pipe caused flooding indoors, make sure it's covered by insurance first!

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