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Water damage prevention doesn’t have to be complicated, expensive, or require much of your time. Yet, one of the main reasons for water damage is that people fail to take the appropriate precautions because they think they don’t have the time. Fortunately, this is a misconception! Everyone has the time to prevent water damage. Below are five simple steps recommended by our restoration experts at TRAC Solutions in Menomonie you can take to prevent water damage in five minutes or less.
All you have to do is plug them in! Water detection devices are incredibly handy tools for preventing a flood from becoming too serious. You should install them in all the rooms of your home most susceptible to flooding such as the basement, bathroom, kitchen, and crawlspace. If water levels rise above a certain point, they will sound an alarm like a fire alarm so you know that you need to stop the flow of water immediately.
This isn’t something you have to do by any means but you will be glad you did so if only the ground level of your home is flooded. Simply take any valuable electronics and documents that you can move and put them high on a shelf or on the second floor of your home. Doing so will decrease the likelihood that they are damaged in the event of a flood.
Your water bill can do a lot more than keep you informed about your water usage each month. It can also tip you off to any potential leaking or flooding within your home. The way to do this is simple. Know what the baseline water usage for your home is each month and use that baseline to compare against future water bills. If your bill one month is significantly higher for no apparent reason, then you may have a leak that is potentially causing water damage somewhere in your home.
Many appliances use a large amount of water. Any small flaw or problem with these appliances may cause water to leak out of them and flood your home. The appliances you should be most concerned with are your water heater, refrigerator, dishwasher, and toilet. Don’t hesitate to call someone for help if you notice problems with any of these appliances so they can be repaired long before they lead to any flooding.
We hope you find these quick, simple tips helpful for preventing water damage in your home. Yet, if your home is still flooded for any reason, make sure you get in touch with a professional cleaning and restoration contractor right away. We at TRAC Solutions in Menomonie are one such company ready to help with any water damage restoration needs you may have. With our 24/7 emergency response services, don’t hesitate to call us any time, day or night!