How to Protect Your Home from Water Damage in South Euclid
“Water damage is one of the most common and costliest disasters your home can experience, costing billions of dollars annually” (iii.org). There is no place like home, so it is important to protect it at all costs. When water damage occurs in your home, it can lead to tearing out walls, floors, and ceilings. It can mean throwing away household items that are non-restorable. A water-damaged home can take a toll on a household as the process requires patience and dealing with the possible loss of meaningful things. Let’s check out how water damage can be prevented in the home.
How to Prevent Water Damage
Here are some great tips from the Insurance Information Institute:
- Reseal your basement. Water in the basement is often caused by cracks in building foundations or floor slabs.
- Make sure water drains away from the building. Seepage is exacerbated by soil that has settled in a way to make water flow toward the building. After a storm, and especially if the ground is already saturated, rainwater that flows towards the building goes down the outside of the foundation wall potentially through any cracks.
- Install a backwater valve. Though less common than other causes of basement water, sewer backups are messy. Learn more about your sewer responsibilities and install and maintain a backwater valve, which allows sewage to go out, but not come back in.
SERVPRO of South Euclid / Lyndhurst / Pepper Pike specializes in fire and water - restoration and cleanup. We understand that if you have experienced a disaster, you need someone you can call on 24/7. Call us at any time, day, or night at (216) 932-4498 or visit our Website. We are always Here to Help!