Reducing the Risk of Residential Water Damages
Residential water damages can occur at any time of the day, and on any day of the week, potentially causing both heightened stress and a financial burden for Bay County homeowners. Although completely avoiding or eliminating the chance for water damages is impossible, there are strategies that can be following to help reduce the risk of experiencing a water damage in your home:
Clean Out Your Gutters Regularly:
Clogged rain gutters on the exterior of your home can prevent rainwater from flowing down. This can result in standing water on your roof, increasing the risk of a leak. Cleaning out your rain gutters on a regular basis reduces the possibility of water damages, especially during the rainy season in the Florida Panhandle.
Regularly Check Appliances for Cracked or Leaking Hoses:
One of the leading causes of residential water damages is faulty appliance water supply lines. Whether your dishwasher, refrigerator, washing machine, or other water-utilizing appliance, be sure to regularly check for any damages to your supply lines. Water from these lines can often go unnoticed for longer periods of time, leading to more extensive damages to you home.
Know the Signs of Water Damage:
Water damages are often accompanied by staining on walls or ceilings, a musty odor, or standing water in unusual areas of your home. If you notice any of these signs, thoroughly check your home for water intrusion. The longer water has to soak into porous materials, the more extensive damages may become: limit your risk by recognizing water damages early!
If your property has sustained a water damage, trust the professionals at SERVPRO of Bay County to help. Our team holds multiple industry certifications and has the experience and equipment to take care of damages of all sizes. Serving Panama City, Panama City Beach, and surrounding communities, SERVPRO of Bay County is locally owned and operated, and offers 24 hour a day, 7 day a week emergency response. To learn more or request service, give us a call at 850-785-1077!