Every year, the material damage caused by water costs billions of dollars to property owners and renters. The most common are caused by problems with pipes (broken or frozen tubs, showers or showers), rain and rotting washing machines. You can minimize the severity of the damage by taking preventive measures and following the proper cleaning and maintenance process.
Preparation to avoid water damage
Take these steps to protect your home from permanent damage:
- If you go on vacation, turn off the water to reduce the likelihood of flooding caused by frozen pipes that break.
- In cold season let a little water out by opening the key, to avoid breaking the pipe.
- Clean gutters to prevent roof damage or rainwater overflow.
Have an inspection at least once a year of hose and appliance connections that use water.
Protection against water damage
- Do not enter rooms with ceiling fans that are not properly attached, because they may have water buildup.
- Do your best not to use appliances that may have been damaged by fire, heat, or water.
- Do not use electrical equipment or appliances such as the TV and other appliances while standing on a carpet or wet floor, especially if the floor is made of cement.
- If there is still electrical service, do not enter rooms where there is standing water.
Measures to recover from water damage
- Get professional help immediately. Timely care and proper cleaning can help prevent water damage as well as bacteria and mold growth.
- In rooms where the roof is not sunk and only wet, remove the fixtures or fixtures so that the wet wiring can be dried.
- Remove as much water as possible with a mop. Open the wet books and clean the wooden furniture until they dry. Put the wet cushions horizontally so they dry evenly.
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