When water infiltrates your home, the consequences can be devastating. In addition to compromising the structural integrity of your home, water can also collect in crawl spaces and your basement, creating the conditions necessary for the growth of mold. Here are some preventative steps you can take to keep water from infiltrating your home:
- Roof Inspections
One of the most common entryways for water into the home is a damaged roof. Having your roof regularly inspected can help prevent water from entering into your attic. Roof damage can be caused by a variety of factors. For example, over time, your shingles will experience varying degrees of wear and tear, eventually leading to cracks. In addition, water can sometimes pool in certain areas of your roof, causing leaks. Although regular roof inspections are important, you should pay particularly close attention to your roof after persistent rain.
- Backflow Prevention Device
Backflow is defined as the flow of water in the opposite direction that it is supposed to go. The consequences of backflow can be quite serious. In addition to causing water leaks and plumbing problems, backflow can also contaminate your home’s water supply, posing a serious health risk to you and your family. In order to prevent this from happening, you should consult a plumber about installing a backflow prevention device. Backflow prevention devices work by blocking off any fluid that is flowing in the reverse direction.
- Plumbing Inspection
Another effective preventative measure is to simply have your plumbing inspected regularly by a professional. Because much of your home’s plumbing is out of sight, spotting a leak is often impossible. An experienced plumber will be able to comprehensively check your home’s plumbing and ensure that there are no leaks. Furthermore, a plumber will also be able to identify potential problems and suggest solutions.
Don’t wait until it’s too late to fix your plumbing. Water damage can cause serious harm to your home’s structural integrity. To learn more about preventative steps you can take to protect your home from water damage, call Ideal Restoration at (888) 419-4279. In the event that your home does suffer water damage, we offer mold removal and water damage restoration services.