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Protect These 3 Locations From Water Damage | SERVPRO® of Alamo Heights

5/9/2023 (Permalink)

blue bucket in the middle of the living area catching water falling from the ceiling Think you may have water damage in your home? Here are some tips from SERVPRO of Alamo Heights to find the source.

One of the constant threats to homeowners is water damage. Since this type of home damage can occur in many different ways, it can sometimes feel like we are constantly working to prevent it in our homes. Unfortunately, certain water situations can often sneak up on us and cause widespread damage before it is even discovered.

Because of the sneaky nature of water, it is important to understand the parts of your home that are most vulnerable to experiencing water damage. If you are able to stop a water leak from even occurring on your San Antonio property, the better off you will be.

Check out the top three locations for water damage troubles below:

Your roof. We all rely heavily on our roofs to keep us safe and dry throughout the seasons. Any time our roofs encounter severe weather or experience general wear and tear, roof damage can occur and can introduce water into your home.

Most of us aren’t on our roofs very often, so any damage that occurs can easily go unnoticed for a long period of time until you start to see water stains on your walls.

Once the water has started dripping down your walls, chances are that it has been leaking into your home for some time. Lingering moisture behind your walls and under your floors creates the perfect environment for mold growth.

Bathrooms. Your bathrooms are also one of the most common areas to experience water damage. As water flows through your taps and down the drains, it has the potential to leak every day.

In order to catch a leak before it spreads, it is best to check your water lines and pipes often. Even a single drip or small puddle that seems out of place should be investigated.

One of the troubles with bathrooms is that they are often continually damp. Do your best to reduce lingering moisture in your bathroom to prevent water warping your floors and wood.

Being proactive and catching these issues right away can help you stop an issue in its tracks or even prevent one from occurring altogether.

Other appliances. We would bet that you use appliances like your dishwasher, washing machine and water heater every single day. These types of appliances are handy, but only when they aren’t leaking! A leaking appliance has the ability to flood entire rooms in a manner of minutes.

The best way to stop this from occurring is to maintain your appliances, clean them regularly and pull them away from the wall often to check for signs of damage.

Another reliable way to prevent this type of water damage is to replace appliances that are aging or are becoming unreliable. All it takes is one singular event to have a massive water problem on your hands. If you do suffer water damage, we can help. Call our SERVPRO of Alamo Heights team right away.

Dealing with a water emergency? Our SERVPRO specialists can be on the scene of the disaster ASAP to restore your water-damaged home!

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