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Make Waterproofing Your Home a Top Priority in the New Year | SERVPRO® of Westfield

1/19/2023 (Permalink)

"water failing from a sink do to a clogged drain” Have water damage in your home? Contact SERVPRO of Westfield for quick and professional restoration.

The beginning of a new year is the ideal time to take control of your life and pinpoint any areas that need a little improvement. You typically might only set goals for yourself, but have you considered making a resolution list for your home, too?

As you organize your 2023 game plan, leave some room for water damage protection.

Water damage is a common challenge many homeowners face, but with a few new changes to your daily routine, you can safeguard the home you love. Here are the reasons why waterproofing your property is so vital, as well as the measures you can take to get started.

What Causes Water Damage?

As you start protecting your home, it’s a good idea to be aware of the places water can sneak in. Water can infiltrate your home from the inside and outside.

Gutters clogged with debris and heavy rainfall are two common ways water seeps in from the outside, while household appliances and bathroom equipment create leaks from within your home.

Tattered pipes or aged caulk around your windows and doors are two other ways water might find its way into your home. When leakage like this goes unnoticed, mold growth and a weakened infrastructure are sure to emerge.

Water damage requires prompt attention, or else damage will develop and only intensify over time. The good news is that detecting leakage is simple as long as you know what to look for.

How to Prevent Damage

Water damage prevention may appear to be a difficult endeavor, but there are many simple ways to make big changes to protect your home. Catching a leak early is one of the most efficient methods for staying on top of water damage, and regular inspection makes it even easier.

As you snoop around for sneak water leaks, check your bathrooms and kitchen every now and then for damp areas or mold growth.

When it’s raining, check your windows to ensure water isn’t dripping inside. Because water damage might emit a foul odor, you can also sniff around to find the source of the problem.

Upkeeping your roof often to make sure your shingles are in place can protect your entire home from damage. Don’t forget to clear your gutters and downspouts of debris while you’re up there!

Maintaining your roof is particularly important when it comes to extreme weather, one of the most aggressive sources of water damage. Here in Westfield, we’ve seen weather threats of all kinds, with the most common being flooding and hurricanes. Severe weather, like many of the examples above, can be scary, but you can prepare your home to ensure that no water gets inside.

Grading your yard may help protect your home from large amounts of water when the weather turns sour. Create an incline of soil to send water flowing far from your newly waterproofed home.

This year, you can make significant improvements in all aspects of your life while also avoiding lengthy and costly repairs!

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

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