The last thing a family wants to deal with is a massive flooding or a fire occurring in their home. A home disaster can result in costly damages that can cause unwanted stress for your whole family for years to come. Fortunately, it is very simple to prevent home disasters such as water damage or a tree falling through your roof. It is essential that you are aware of the areas in your home that are susceptible to being the epicenter of a disaster.
Turn Off Your Water Supply Before You Go Away
The last thing you want to deal with when you come back from a relaxing vacation is a small leak causing water damage to your walls and ceilings. It is vital that you turn off your home’s water supply if you are gone more than a couple days. Your home water valve is most likely located near your water meter and can be turned off by twisting it counter clockwise. If the valve is stuck or you notice any leaks, you should call a plumber immediately to fix the issue.
Trim Your Trees
During severe storms, it is common for tree branches to break off and fly into a home resulting in costly repairs. No wants to put money into a costly repair that could have been easily prevented by trimming their trees. It is essential that you inspect your trees around your home and trim any loose or dead branches that could cause harm to your home or family. If there are trees on your property that are in poor health or dying, you should call a tree service to remove them immediately.
Add Downspout Extensions
Downspouts connect to your gutter system are supposed to direct water away from your home’s foundation. Although, if your downspout is not long enough then water can seep into your foundation and result in water damage. Inspect the length of your current downspout and check if you are in need of an extension. Downspout extensions should be at least six feet long to direct water safely from your home.
Water Damage Recovery With ServiceMaster of Baltimore
If you’ve been hit by water damage, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We can help professionally restore any damaged areas. If you just have questions about disaster prevention, let us know too. Being properly prepared is essential for your safety and well-being.
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