3 Tips to Prevent Water Damage
Imagine coming home to suddenly find your carpet soaked and your furniture ruined. As far-fetched as it sounds, it’s a relatively common occurrence for homeowners in the Mooresville area. While water damage incidents can occur for a variety of unexpected reasons, there are a few things you can do to mitigate your risk of having one!
How to Avoid Water Damage
- Inspect hoses and faucets. Water damage incidents often occur because of issues with your faucets or your appliance’s hoses. In most cases, these problems can be avoided by simply inspecting them on a regular basis (at least once a year). Also, as a good rule of thumb, you should replace your appliance's hoses every five to seven years unless you notice a problem before then.
- Install water-detection sensors. You should know immediately if your home has a leak or a broken pipe, and a water detection device can help you achieve just that. These sensors work similarly to a smoke alarm—when moisture is detected, it alerts you. This quick response can help you stop an issue before it gets out of control.
- Check your water pressure. You might enjoy having high water pressure, but your pipes don’t. Over time, unnecessarily strong water pressure can push your pipes out of alignment, which can lead to gallons of water pouring into your home. You can purchase a pressure gauge at your local hardware store, and the investment can potentially save you from thousands of dollars’ worth of damage.
Choose SERVPRO of Iredell County
Water damage incidents can be stressful, but in many cases, these situations can be avoided. If you do have water damage, however, you should seek our professional help. Fortunately, SERVPRO of Iredell County is available 24/7, so you can call us anytime at (704) 872-7466!