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Water Damage to Your Home in Lilburn Can Be Prevented

2/4/2016 (Permalink)

Inspect for Leaks to Keep Your Home High and Dry

Prevent Water Damage to Your Lilburn Property: Tips by SERVPRO

Research studies indicate most homes will experience water damage once every ten to eleven years. Therefore, water damage in Lilburn does occur quite frequently to any given property. You can help to lessen the odds of your property becoming a victim of this type of damage by being informed and proactive. SERVPRO suggests the following article can assist you in water damage prevention.

A failure of your plumbing system can result in unwanted pooling water. A primary cause of leaking water is the supply lines or drain hose from the washing machine. Check these fittings and make sure the drain hose is secure to the evacuating pipe, usually on the back wall. The water heater, with age, can rust allowing water to escape. Always have a safety catch pan, with a drainage line, placed under the water heater to eliminate water accumulation. Replace oxidized fittings (that blue/green powdery material) before they rupture causing streaming water.

Exterior structural issues can also affect unwanted interior water damage. Your house is designed to transport excessive rainwater away from the foundation, basement, and walls. Keep your gutters free of dead leaves, branches, and all debris that may restrict the gravity flow of water from reaching the downspouts. Place gutter guards, if trees overhang the roofline, to prevent blockage. It is essential that rainwater flows away from the foundation to avoid water wicking into the walls and building materials. Inspect that the landscaping, turf, and soil permit flow away from the structure. In the winter season be aware of ice dam buildups in the gutters. Lack of sufficient insulation within the attic may lead to untimely melting on the roof. Also, check your roof to ensure that the shingles are in good condition. Evaluate the caulking and tar seals around roof vents and chimneys. If they appear dried out, have these seals reset to prevent water seepage.

Although learning a few tips to help prevent water damage are important, Norcross water damage to your home can still occur. SERVPRO consists of dedicated IICRC-certified technicians that respond immediately to all water damaging events. The rapid and thorough removal of standing water, hidden moisture within the walls and basement, and humidity are paramount in minimizing the adverse effects of leaks, floods, or sewer drain problems. With industry-leading know-how, experience, and equipment we are committed to returning your home to its pre-water damaged condition. "Like it never even happened."

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SERVPRO of North Lilburn restores your home after a water damaging event using specialized equipment and products. We proudly serve our local communities of Lilburn, Norcross, and the surrounding areas with prompt 24/7 emergency service. (770) 709-3266

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