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Preventing Water Damage in Your Home Posted on March 23, 2018 by

 

Ice on roof and guttersWinter is coming to a close. The ground is thawing. Things are damp, and if they weren’t damp enough as it is, April showers are on their way.

If one thing is for sure, rainy days mean wet basements, and for some, it means flooding.

Preventing Water Damage with Water Leak Sensors

We all know how much water damage can affect the health and safety of our home. Water damage, if serious enough, can cause major structural damage. Other consequences of water damage include termites, mold, mildew, and more.

Unfortunately, we can’t keep the rain away, but we can give you a few tips on how to avoid a flooded home and ruined property.

4 Tips for Avoiding Water Damage

1. Check Direction of Water Flow

It is important to check the direction and flow of water around your home. Survey the premises to ensure that rainwater is not moving toward the foundation but rather away from the home. Water continually pressing up against the foundation of a home will find its way in one way or another.

2. Keep Gutters Clear

Check the gutters. Make sure that the gutters are cleaned of debris. It is important to check these at least twice a year to ensure that water is flowing freely. When water spills over the gutters it slowly rots away at the house eventually allowing water entrance to the home.

3. Install Flood Sensors   

Water Damage from AppliancesIt is important for you to place flood sensors wherever there is potential for flooding. Security Alarm often installs water leak sensors and configures them so your phone is notified if any water comes in contact with the sensor.

This service could potentially save you countless dollars and many sleepless nights.

4. Install Automated Shut Off Valve Sensors

It would also behoove you to purchase not only flood and water leak sensors, but an automated shut-off valve as well. This valve is typically placed near the main water inlet inside of the home.

When a flood sensor is tripped, it shoots a signal to the shut-off valve telling it to turn off the main water to the house. These are so valuable in the case of absence from the home or the inability to get to the valve.

Prevent Water Damage & Lower Home Maintenance Costs

If you and your family have been the victims of nasty water damage, then you know the headache caused by the whole ordeal. You also know the expense of such repairs.

When flooding occurs, water has to be removed, mold becomes an issue, and oftentimes items are destroyed and need to be replaced. You could worry and wonder if and when your house will flood again. Or you could take the time and make a small investment in water leak sensors that could help prevent flooding in the future.

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