Homeownership is one of the most exciting – and most stressful – responsibilities you can take on. On the one hand, you have a space where you, your family, and your friends can feel safe, without interference from a landlord. You are free to do what you like to make it feel customized and personal, from painting the walls to putting in carpeting. On the other hand, homeownership can also be filled with problems. You may need to deal with water damage which requires professional water damage restoration. How do you make sure you never or rarely have to deal with water damage and save yourself from a few headaches? ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration offers the following info to help you ensure your home is kept safe and dry!
Check Your Home for Water Leaks
It’s very possible that you have a hidden water leak in your home, and you may not even be aware of it. Leaks can lead to extensive water damage and the need for mold removal, so it’s important to occasionally check.
Clean Out Your Rain Gutters
Rain gutters can accumulate debris including leaves, sticks, bird nests, and even toys! When they clog, water can’t flow freely to the downspout to be carried away from the house. Clogged rain gutters can force water to overflow and spill back onto the roof or down the side of the house, and potentially, into the house. Check and clean your rain gutters annually, especially if you live in an area where there are lots of trees.
Aside from “hidden” water leaks as mentioned above, there are countless ways water can damage your home. Overflowing sinks, toilets, or bathtubs, water supply lines to appliances that suddenly break, or pipes that simply fail due to age or freezing – it only takes an instant for water to quickly begin flooding your home and saturating everything it touches. When a leak or burst pipe occurs, have the problem repaired immediately, and then contact us for our quick, thorough, and safe water damage restoration services.
When water damage strikes, ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration of Chester Springs, PA is available 24/7/365 with our water damage restoration services. We can be reached here or at (610) 431-3553.