How to Avoid Water Damage in Your House
One of the most detrimental elements that can hit your house is water. Water can show up anywhere, from your roof to your basement, and even just a little can cause serious problems over time. From mold, mildew, and rust, to structural damage, any water damage could potentially ruin your home. Here are some steps you can take to help avoid costly water damage.
Prevent HVAC Leaks
There are many important systems in your house that help it run smoothly, including your heating and air conditioning system. Because the HVAC deals with constant temperature changes, that creates a prime weak spot for water accumulation to happen. The best thing that you can do is have your HVAC unit checked and utilize some preventative maintenance. If you notice worn or leaky hoses, for example, you should replace them right away. And especially if you see condensation on the outside of your unit, you should ask a professional if everything is working properly.
Take Care of Appliances and Plumbing
In addition to your heating and air conditioning unit, you have many other appliances in your home that could be vulnerable to leaks. The water heater is an obvious example, for starters, and it’s equally simple to check that the safety valves are engaged and working. But even your washing machine and dishwasher could malfunction and send a flood that could ruin your floors. Make sure that you have your dishwasher cleaned regularly because the food and grease cleaned from the dishes could clog it. Also, you should keep an eye on your plumbing. You don’t need a frozen or burst pipe to have a water damage issue. Just a small leak left overlooked for enough time could cause considerable damage.
Get a Professional Inspection
This might sound like an overwhelming list of things to check in your house. For that reason, it never hurts to call for a professional waterproofing inspection. An expert knows exactly what to look for, like warning signs of hidden water damage or potential risk factors. Also, talking to a professional will give you an idea of what you can have done to waterproof your basement and other parts of your home so you won’t’ have to worry about water damage.
Contact All Aspects Waterproofing Today for Your Waterproofing Needs
Whether you need a new sump pump installed or want to waterproof your entire basement, contact All Aspect Waterproofing, a Better Business Bureau A+ rated company with over 30 years of experience in the Washington, DC./Maryland/Virginia area. We have a great deal of experience in waterproofing, mold testing, and mold remediation, and we want to make you feel at home again. Contact us online or by calling 1-866-999-3110 or 301-766-4420. To see what we’re up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Houzz.