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06/04/2019
Believe it or not, many of the most common water damage problems could have been prevented with a little maintenance and action.

When it comes to water damage, it can happen at any time, to any property, whether you are there or not. However, this doesn’t mean that you there aren't steps which you can take to help prevent water damage from occurring inside your home.

Protecting Your Home from Water Damage

If you are a homeowner and want to protect your home and family from water damage, Buffalo Builders, Inc has a great post with some easy-to-adopt tips which can help prevent water damage.

Fix a Small Problem Now, Not on the Weekend, and Not Next Week

It can be easy to let small problems like a leaking faucet or toilet go on without taking any action to repair it. However, this is the quickest way to cause major water-damage related problems and a flood inside your home. Take a tour of your home, and, if any of your faucets are leaking or your toilets aren’t flushing or re-filling correctly, make a note of it and fix it before the day finishes. While these problems look small, a leaking faucet is a sign of a larger problem, such as a worn washer. If you leave the house in the morning and, shortly afterward, the washer becomes too worn and the leak becomes a steady flow of water, you can bet that you will return to a flooded home as well as damaged personal items and furniture.

Tighten Your Hoses

If you have ever watched large household appliances like your washing machine work then you know that there can be a lot of movement. It is this movement, such as during the spin cycle, which can cause the screw mechanism holding hoses to slowly budge and hoses to come loose from their attachments, causing enormous amounts of water to flush out. Similar to the tip above, take a tour of your home and ensure that all of your hoses are secured. This could include ensuring they are tightly connected to appliances or that they are securely fastened into any water outlets. If you can see that items like your washing machine are going to cause problems, consider moving them to another space or use longer hoses. Small steps like these don’t take very long and can go a long way to prevent water damage from occurring in your home. If you are looking for details to include in your emergency box or your home has already sustained water damage, speak with an expert at Buffalo Builders, Inc today by calling 866 801 8100 to learn about their professional water damage restoration services.

Unclog Those Drains

If there is one home-maintenance task which everybody can agree is the worst, it’s unclogging drains. For some reason, homeowners around the country are all hesitant to put on gloves and unclog their drains. Unfortunately, it is this mentality which leads to seriously clogged drains and seriously problematic water-damage. Make your way around your home and ensure that each of your drains runs clear and no water builds up before it eventually drains out. If you come across any clogs or you can see that the water isn’t running straight down the drain, consider ways to unclog it, be it manually or using a purpose designed cleaning agent.

Check Your Attic

It takes little more than a cracked tile or a broken sheet of roofing for water to make its way into your roof and ceiling until it eventually makes its way to your attic. While it may not seem plausible given that your roof is new or in great condition, the reality is that you likely can’t see the problem from the ground. The easiest way to check is to make your way up to your attic, turn on as many lights as possible, move furniture and stored items away from the edge, and look for water, water damage, mold, or sunlight. If you can see any of these, then there is a good chance that you have a leak or the potential for one in your roof.

High-Quality Water Damage Restoration in Denver, CO

If your property has sustained water damage and is in need of restoration, it’s important to remember that the work is not a DIY task and trying to perform the work yourself can cause more problems or injury. Instead, speak with a professional about the task and ask their expert opinion. Call Buffalo Builders, Inc today at 866 801 8100 to find out more.