To help keep Stevens Point residents from becoming a part of these statistics, K-tech Kleening has listed a few tips you should follow to prevent water damage disasters.
Keep an eye on that water bill
When you receive your water bill each month look at it to see if you are using more water than usual. If the amount of use has increased significantly, without explanation, you may want to check your plumbing for any hidden leaks. If you catch the leak early you can prevent a significant amount of property damage.
Maintain your gutters and downspouts
We admit, this isn’t always the most fun way to spend your time, but gutter and downspout maintenance can go a long way in preventing the need for water damage cleanup. It is recommended that homeowners clean out their gutters and check for damage a few times a year to keep debris from piling up in your gutters and preventing the flow of water from damaging the roofing.
Inspect Your Roof
Speaking of roofing, it is not uncommon for roofs to start suffering from water leaks. Water damage from a damaged roof can go unnoticed for a long period of time. Eventually, the damage caused by the leak in the roof will become noticeable in the form of a water damaged ceiling or walls. It is important to periodically check your roof for any damage to make sure it keeps doing its job.
Check Your Appliances
Make it a habit to check water lines and hoses leading to dishwashers, water heaters, refrigerators, washing machines, and any other household appliance that connects to a water source. Over time, those hoses and pipes can become cracked or spring a leak where a seal has become loose or broken.
There are multiple ways you can prevent water damage disasters from occurring in your home but doing the things listed above significantly reduce the risk of water damage. If for any reason a water damage disaster does affect your home contact the certified experts at K-tech Kleening. Our team works around the clock providing water damage cleanup services to those in need!