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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration


2/20/2024 (Permalink)

Water damage can lead to chaos at home, causing structural damage and exponential mold growth. However, with the help of SERVPRO of University Place/Lakewood West, you can minimize your home's risk of experiencing water damage.

Here are our best tips to keep your home safe from future water damage:

  • Inspect Plumbing Regularly 
    • Perform regular inspections of your plumbing system, checking for leaks, drips, or signs of water damage. Small plumbing problems can easily spiral into larger issues, so start repair work as soon as you notice anything amiss with your system.
  • Ensure Proper Drainage
    • Proper drainage is crucial to prevent water from seeping into your home’s foundations! Clean gutters and downspouts regularly, removing debris to allow water to flow freely away from the house.
  • Invest in a Sump Pump
    • A sump pump can also help clear water from around your foundation, which curbs your potential for developing leaks that then ruin walls, ceilings, and floors. Once you have a sump pump, make sure to inspect it regularly. A malfunctioning pump can cause lots of damage, such as flooding during heavy rains.
  • Find Your Water Main Shutoff Valve 
    • Familiarize yourself with the location of the main water shutoff valve in your home. In case of a burst pipe or sudden water leak, knowing how to turn off the water supply quickly can prevent further water damage. At the very least, knowing where your main water shutoff valve is can help you reduce the extent of the damage.
  • Call for Backup! 
    • Despite your best efforts, water damage can still occur from all manner of things - unforeseen circumstances, severe weather events, or even plumbing mishaps. When faced with water damage, it’s always best to call a professional for help! That’s what our team at SERVPRO of University Place/Lakewood West is here to do! We can remove standing water, evaluate and repair structural damage, dry affected areas, and address mold and mildew issues.

Preventing water damage at home requires proactive measures and consistent maintenance. Regularly inspecting and maintaining your plumbing, ensuring proper drainage, and being cautious with appliances can significantly reduce your risk of water-related disasters. However, if water damage does occur, don’t hesitate to give us a call! Our team of professional water damage restoration experts can help restore your home to its original condition. We have the expertise and resources to handle any situation promptly and effectively, minimizing the potential long-term consequences of water damage.

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