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How To Prevent Water Damages

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

Water Leaks in Huntsville, AL Water leaks can be dangerous for your home and potentially lead to water damages.

Alabama has the fourth most rainfall of any state in the U.S. falling behind only Hawaii, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Huntsville alone averages 55 inches of rain in a single year. This makes Huntsville and other cities in North Alabama a hotspot for water damages. 

Even with all this rain, you can still do simple things around the house to prevent yourself from falling victim to water damages. 

Clean Your Gutters

Cleaning your gutters at least twice a year can prevent standing water and overflow that damage the foundation and/or roof of your house. An alternative for having to clean your gutters is investing in products that prevent leaves and other debris from entering your gutters.

Maintain Appliances

As your appliance’s age goes up so does the likelihood of their pipes beginning to leak. The hoses in your appliances such as refrigerators, dishwashers, and washing machines should be replaced every three to five years. Doing this helps prevent your appliance from leaking and causing water damages within your house.

Install A Water Detection Device

 Water Detection Devices are devices that set off an alarm when they come into contact with moisture. They don’t stop water damages from happening but they do allow you to be more aware of issues within your house and help you address them before they become a major problem.

Keep A Close Eye On Your Water Bill

One of the best ways to tell you have a water leak is by checking your water bill. If your water bill increases dramatically without a known cause it could be due to an unnoticed water leak. By paying attention to your water bill you can save yourself money and make sure your house doesn’t get damaged.

Investigate Leaks

One of the simplest and easiest ways to prevent your house from taking major damage because of a water leak is by investigating leaks as soon as you see or notice them. This may sound simple but if the problem is ignored it can become a lot worse without you knowing.

These five simple tips can help dramatically reduce your chances of becoming a victim to a water damage even with drastic amounts of rain.

If you experience a water or storm intrusion in Huntsville, Al, or its surrounding areas we can help. Contact us at (256) 533-5335.

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