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How to Protect Against Water Damage

6/14/2019 (Permalink)

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How to Protect Against Water Damage

Here are some steps to take to help minimize your risk.

It could be a flooded bathroom or a water heater leak in your attic, and you know that the water damage could be costly to repair.  We’ve got some home improvement suggestions to help make water damage less likely.

  • Replace old pipes. Home piping usually has a life span of 50 to 80 years.  If yours are older, it’s a good idea to ask a plumber for an inspection.  PVC pipes may need to be replaced every 25-40 years.
  • Inspect your water heater. Water heaters usually need to be replaced every 10 years.  Learn more about signs that you might need a new water heater.
  • Update your windows and doors. Watertight options are available with new doors and windows.  Wood windows should be cleaned, repainted and stained every so often.  Cracks should be resealed, and old glazing compounds should be replaced as needed.
  • Replace washing machine supply hoses. As part of a proactive maintenance plan, replace every 3 to 5 years.
  • Regularly inspect your roof. Look for loose or missing shingles, or any sign of damage.  While up there, inspect your gutters to make sure leaves and debris have been removed and that the drain spout is properly attached.

Water damage in Chesapeake?  Call SERVPRO® of Chesapeake North at 757-465-9700.

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