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How to Prevent Basement Water Damage

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

Some of the most vulnerable parts of any building to water damage are the low-lying areas. Some of the causes could be heavy rains from big summer storms or indoor water leaks. In order to protect your property from damage, you will want to take the necessary steps to ensure this kind of damage doesn’t happen to your property.  This will protect your possessions and save you both time and money.

Here are some tips to prevent water damage in your basement:

  • Make sure you have the proper drainage throughout your property.  Inspect your property and make sure that you have proper drainage in place when there is excess amount of water is present. Burst pipes and water mains can drive a large amount of water your way.  Make sure that flooded streets and drainage ditches also don’t cause your home or business any water damage by giving all that water somewhere to go besides your basement or low lying area  If you need to make some changes, get the help of a water damage specialist, especially if you have already experienced issues in your basement or other low-lying areas.
  • Make sure your equipment is maintained. Does your basement contains laundry machines or other equipment that use of water?  Then you want make sure that these everyday tools don’t become a liability due to poor maintenance. You should regularly check the pipes and water connections to make sure a tiny leak doesn’t become a big one really quickly, creating huge loss for you as a home or business owner.
  • Make sure you maintain your roof. A leaky roof can cause water to travel down walls and all the way down to your basement. Once these areas get and stay damp, a mold colony can take hold, and that is a whole new problem that needs to be addressed immediately. Inspecting your roof regularly and necessary repairs, no matter how small, are some of the most effective steps you can take to prevent water damage in your basement. It will keep walls, windows, and floors safe, too.

When it comes to water damage in your Monmouth County home or business, SERVPRO of Howell / Wall is always here to help, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are experts in the areas of fire and water damage, and we are also mold remediation specialists. We’ve got you covered!

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