A homeowner is likely to face water damage to their property at some point over the course of living there. There are five ways to prevent a home from getting water damage. The first is to know when to hire a professional during an emergency (such as a flooded basement) as they can prevent further damage from happening. Tip number two is to clean your home’s gutters and downspouts regularly so water can’t get trapped in them. Number three is to protect your basement against water. The fourth tip is to inspect your roof for weak areas where water can seep into your home. The last measure is maintain trees and vegetation on your property so they’re not causing water to enter your home.
- Losses from water damage have affected up to 37% of homeowners in the US.
- If you have a water emergency getting prompt professional help can limit the extent of the damage.
- Water damage, however is best prevented by keeping gutters clean, inspecting your roof for damage, keeping vegetation clear of your roof, and resealing basements.
“One of the best things to do to protect your basement is to reseal it.”