As winter approaches, the threat of snow and ice makes water damage just as likely as it is during severe weather season.
Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) October 16, 2013
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration services in the United States, is offering tips to property owners on how to best prevent water damage in their home or business. As winter approaches, the threat of snow and ice makes water damage just as likely as it is during severe weather season.
Install water alarms. These units work much like smoke detectors but instead warn of any leaks from toilets, water heaters, and overflowing tubs or sinks. They are placed near any source of water and use a high pitched alarm to alert property owners to any leaks that may occur. Water alarms may be purchased for as little as $15.
Use stainless steel braided hoses for appliances that use water. They cost around $20 and are much less likely to deteriorate and spring leaks than the regular, stock rubber or plastic hoses. Dishwasher and washing machine hoses should be inspected and replaces every 3–5 years.
Use a rain barrel to keep rainwater out of overloaded storm drains and sewage infrastructures. They are also excellent sources of water for gardening. Some communities also offer subsidies for rain barrel purchases.
Connect and eavestrough downspout extension on your gutter system, extending it at least 6 feet past foundation walls in order to prevent water from draining into your basement. These extensions cost around $15.
These safeguards will help prevent leaks as well as the expensive repairs that often accompany them. It also protects the home from mold, mildew, and moisture than may result from water damage.
Based in Cleveland OH, RestorationLocal.com is one of the leading water damage restoration companies in the country, with contractors in 30 states. They are available 24/7 and all work is guaranteed. More information on water damage prevention and treatment can be found at their website.