Water Damage: It Doesn't Have to Happen to You
There are a few steps you can take to help prevent water damage to your home. Here are a few:
1. Carefully Inspect Your Roof
Your roof is constantly exposed to sunlight and precipitation. If your shingles begin to fall apart, roof leaks can develop without your knowledge. Stay ahead of water damage by inspecting your roof regularly — especially after big storms.
2. Make Sure Your Gutters Are Clean
Good drainage is essential to protecting your home from water damage. Bad drainage can weaken your foundation, leading to cracks, uneven settling and can open paths for water to find its way inside.
3. Caulk and Seal Your Windows
Caulking and sealing your windows regularly is one of the easiest ways to protect your home from water damage. You can also apply caulking to bathtubs, ceiling fixtures, drains, faucets, and other plumbing fixtures to keep water from seeping in where it doesn’t belong.
4. Check Your Pipes
It’s a good idea to inspect all the pipes in your home at least once a year. Over time, pipes gradually corrode, rust, decay, or develop cracks, all of which can result in leaks. In severe cases, you could be facing a flood of water or raw sewage into your home, causing extensive—and expensive—damage.
5. Got a Sump Pump? Test It!
A sump pump is your first line of defense against basement flooding. They’re used to pump water that has accumulated in a sump basin away from a home to a municipal storm drain or dry well.
When your Spokane Valley home has water damage, you need the company that can respond immediately and has the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. SERVPRO of Spokane Valley uses advanced water damage inspection and extraction equipment to help them find the moisture and to remove it as quickly as possible. Our highly trained technicians will monitor and document the drying process so that you know your property is back to normal.
SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley is a trusted resource with decades of experience dealing with water damage as well as fire, smoke, mold, biohazard, and other types of property damage. We are here or you 24/7. Just call 509-926-6140.