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Tips for Water Damage Protection

 

DKI Services Can Help Protect You from Water Damage

DKI provides water damage restoration services for home and business owners throughout the country, but we can also offer tips about how you can prevent needing such efforts. Water damage can be gradual or sudden, but its effects are destructive to your property and belongings. Our network of experienced water damage restoration specialists has helped us build a reputation for unmatched quality and results. Over more than four decades in the industry, we have established a national presence with a neighborhood feel. Our team is aware of the challenges each region or locality faces, so we are adept at providing tips to prevent water damage anywhere, any time. If you have any questions or concerns about how to protect your property, call us today to learn more.

Maintain Your Roof as A Line of Defense Against Water Damage

The roof is your property’s first line of defense against the elements, so ensure that it is sturdy, reliable, and void of any leaks. Storms and high winds can damage your roof and create tiny holes through which water can enter your property. Always check your roof for efficiency. Large holes will be apparent, but small holes can leave you vulnerable to damage that gradually weakens your ceiling or damages your home’s attic interior.

Seal Your Basement to Prevent Water Seepage

An area that is especially prone to water damage is your basement. Most property owners do not enter their basements regularly, so it is common to be unaware of any issues. But, water can seep into your basement and cause considerable damage to your foundation and the structural integrity of your property. Ways to avoid this concern include installing backwater valves and resealing your foundation and floor slabs, ensuring water drains away.

Protect Your Property’s Exterior from Water Issues

Your roof and basement are not the only points of entry for water. It can seep through windows, doors, and even walls. Carefully inspect your windows for any cracks or open spaces. If they are present, caulk and seal the portals to eliminate water risk. Also, consider your sprinklers and irrigation systems. Though they may be doing wonders for your landscaping, the systems could be damaging your walls and foundation. Additionally, learn how to use your gutters and downspouts strategically. Do not let water accumulate in clogged gutters and seep into your home or business through the roof, and make sure your downspouts are positioned so that water flows away from the property.

Exercise Proper Pipe Care to Protect Your Plumbing

Burst pipes are among the most common sources of water damage, so do everything you can to ensure they are protected. Add insulation to keep them from freezing and expanding beyond their limits. Shutting off your water supply if you are going to be away for an extended period during a cold spell will help. You can also leave your cabinet doors open to allow warm air to reach your interior pipes.

Shield Your Bathroom from Water Exposure

The walls and floors in your bathroom are susceptible to water damage every time you take a shower, brush your teeth, or flush the toilet. Take precautions not to let water affect your walls and floors. Add caulking and grouting to vulnerable areas periodically, and maintain a clean, dry area to prevent mold contamination.

Take Care of Your Household Appliances

Dishwashers, washing machines, and water heaters are among a home’s many modern conveniences. But, if you do not pay attention to warning signs, they can be the cause of extensive, costly water damage. Household appliances have rubber fittings that can weaken over time, so be vigilant about checking connections, pipes, and water supply hoses for wear and tear. If you recognize it, you can protect your home from water damage that could be waiting to happen. It is also important to keep your appliances and systems clean. Such efforts will improve their efficiency and extend their lifespan while protecting your home.

Contact DKI Services for Tips About Water Damage Prevention

DKI is available 24 hours every day to provide water damage restoration services. For our customers’ sake, we hope that aspect of what we do is rarely necessary, so we are happy to provide a range of tips and suggestions for preventing residential water damage. With more than 45 years in the industry, we have developed a keen awareness of weak points that are prone to water damage, and ways to combat them. Pay special attention to your roof, basement, and points of entry for any water seepage, and never ignore a leak. A seemingly small problem puddle can become an overall structural concern in a flash. Contact us today to learn more about water damage prevention as well as the water damage services we offer in your times of need.