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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Prevent Water Damages

8/22/2019 (Permalink)

Properly maintaining a home is one of the best ways to prevent water damage.  

Prevent basement water seepage

*Reseal your basement.  Water in the basement is often caused by cracks in floor slabs and foundations.

*Make sure water drains away from the building.

*Make sure French Drain and Sump Pump hole are free of debris.

Check and understand your plumbing

*When away on vacation, shut off the water

*Know the location of the main water shut-off valve.

*Inspect hoses to appliances 

*Check faucets for leaking in kitchen and bathrooms.

Repair and protect the exterior of your house

*Caulk and seal windows

*Check your downspouts

*Install gutter guards

Protect your contents

*Store belongings in waterproof bins

*Keep belongings on a shelf instead of on the floor in basements

*Keep an up-to-date home inventory

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