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4 Important Tips to Help Avoid Water Damage This Summer

By June 17, 2019 No Comments

In the summer, Denver enjoys sun-filled days, cool and comfortable evenings, and low relative humidity. Although residents of Denver’s metro area typically don’t have to worry about an increase of summer rainfall, they should still be wary of ways they can reduce the presence of water near or inside their homes.

This is because the issue of water damage goes far beyond just rainfall. Homeowners should realize that there are specific internal and external factors that can contribute to water damage, which can cost them several hundred dollars in repairs and affect their overall health.

To properly avoid the risk of a Denver water damage issue, there are four important tips that absolutely must be taken into consideration.

Check for and Repair Water Leaks 

A water leak can occur almost anywhere inside your home. If you don’t find and repair these issues, it could not only cause long-term water damage, but it could also induce the spread of mold throughout your home.

Leaks are commonly found in your roof, pipes, windows, foundation, appliances, and plumbing fixtures. It only takes a few minutes to identify a leak in these areas. Therefore, if you find a small leak, repair it immediately.

The best practice is to call a professional service for assistance.

Test your Sump Pump

This is perhaps the most important tip because your sump pump prevents excess water from entering your home and causing excess water damage. In order to make sure your sump pump is working properly, perform a test every year to ensure it’s in working order.

If you notice a problem with your sump pump, call a professional immediately for assistance. Also, if you don’t have a sump pump in your home, you should consider installing one to deter the possibility of water leaks.

Keep an Eye on your Water Bill

Sometimes water leaks can occur in hidden areas of your home unbeknownst to the homeowner, who usually don’t discover the leaks until the damage is apparent and costly.

One way to check if you have a hidden leak is to keep an eye on your water bill. If your bill is higher than normal, then there could be a water leak somewhere in your home. Ideally, you should monitor your water bill every month and compare costs.

If you are noticing a pattern that doesn’t make sense with your recent water usage, call the professionals at 24/7 Flood Response to investigate a potential leak.

Shut Off your Water for Long Vacations

If you are planning to take an extended vacation this summer, it’s best not to leave your water on while you’re away. Turn off your water in your home via the main shut off valve if you plan to be on vacation for more than two weeks.

This will prevent leaks that can cause water damage so you don’t have to return home to a water damage issue.

Summertime is a time of relaxation and vacationing for many individuals and families in Denver. However, subtle mishaps around your home can cause water damage without you knowing.

Contact the team at 24/7 Flood Response to discuss your options when experiencing water damage in the Denver Area.


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