Weston Water Removal Experts Offer Tips on Preventing Water Damage

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Weston Water Removal Experts Offer Tips for Preventing Water Damage in Your Home

Water Damage Removal WestonConventional wisdom would say that most of the water damage removal done in Weston would be caused by South Florida's tropical climate. It's true damage does occur due to Weston's torrential summer rains, tropical storms and occasional hurricanes but the fact is most Weston water damage removal projects are caused by water sources inside the home.

Nobody wants to experience coming home and stepping on a squishy, waterlogged carpet but that kind of water damage presents a special threat in Weston thanks to the billions of mold spores who call Florida home. The weather provides the heat, the water damage provides the moisture and your home is a regular smorgasbord for mold. You have to act quickly and call a professional water removal specialist like All Florida Restoration Pros when your home suffers this kind of damage.

You can't control the weather but there are things you can do to minimize the risk of water damage posed by the storms and the plumbing in your home.

5 Tips to Prevent Water Damage in Your Weston Home

  1. Exterior. Assuming you have a sound roof, the biggest threat from storms is flooding. Make sure your gutters are kept clean and consider trimming back any limbs that hang over the roof. Install a plastic or concrete trough at the bottom of each downspout to channel the water away from the home. If you notice water forming puddles along the foundation you probably have poor drainage in your yard and will need to add top soil to channel water away from the foundation. This sounds like a real chore but if water is allowed to collect at the foundation you could face serious consequences including cracks and termite infestation.
  2. Plumbing. At the end of the day the pipes running in your walls and under your floors are the source of water and liquid waste removal. In order to stop water from continuing to pour out on your floor you need to know where the water cutoff valve is for every appliance, bathtub, toilet, sink, and the master cutoff to the main.
  3. Appliances. Washing machines and hot water heaters can dump a bunch of water into your home in a heartbeat. Washers and any appliance that is connected via a rubber hose need to be inspected frequently and/or have the rubber hoses replaced with steel mesh hoses. Hot water heaters have a life of 10 to 15 years and should be inspected monthly for signs of corrosion.
  4. Bathrooms. Leaks and backups are the principal sources of water damage in a bathroom. Make sure all grout seals are in good condition and there is no obvious evidence of leaks. Seals in the base of toilets and in the tank are frequent leak culprits. Know where the cutoff is for the toilet, sink and tub.
  5. Home Inspection. Always be alert to water where water doesn't belong. Even small amounts leaking from an air conditioning condensation tray can provide the moisture needed to promote mold. If you see water on the floor, or a stain on the wall or ceiling you need to locate the source.

If the worse scenario occurs and you suffer a major flooding, call All Florida's 24/7 emergency dispatch and we will have a licensed technician at your location in an hour or less.

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