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9 Ways To Prevent Water Damage In Your Home

3/14/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage 9 Ways To Prevent Water Damage In Your Home Don't let water damage sink your day

SERVPRO of East Clackamas, Hood River & Wasco Counties would like to offer Columbia River Gorge residents helpful tips to prevent water damages to

Outside:

1.  Disconnect Hoses

Standing water in a hose may freeze back into the pipe and cause it to burst inside your home.

2.  Clean Gutters and Downspouts

Clean your gutters at least twice a year to avoid blockage and ice dams.

3. Maintain or clear Bushes and Vegetation

Thriving shrubs can be a beautiful thing – except when their roots wrap around your pipes and break them.  

Inside:

4.  Know your Water Main Location

Know the location of your water main and shut it off if you leave for an extended amount of time.  

5.  Check Appliances Regularly

Check and maintain your appliances regularly for leaks according to manufacturer’s directions.

6.  Investigate Leaks Right Away and Fix Promptly

If you opt to ignore moisture damage, or postpone making the necessary repairs, be prepared to experience mold, mildew, or dry rot.

7.  Upgrade Washing Machine Hoses

Old, brittle or leaky washing machine hoses are among the most frequent causes of water loss for homeowners. Consider installing stainless steel hoses.

8.  Check Your Water Pressure

If the water pressure to your home is set too high, pipes and hoses may fail under the pressure. 

9.  Monitor Your Water Bill

Sometimes, the only way you know that water is leaking is taking a closer look at your water bill.

SERVPRO of East Clackamas, Hood River & Wasco Counties is locally owned and our team of highly trained professionals can respond to your emergency 24/7/365. 

  
 

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