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Water damage is best handled proactively as opposed to reactively. If you are adequately prepared you can protect yourself from all potential sources of water damage. Nonetheless, we know that freak disasters do occur or even just lapses in being proactive against water damage. If that is the case for you, you’ll need to hire a certified water damage restoration contractor immediately. In the Aurora area, Yellow Van Restoration is one such company here to help you with all your water damage troubles. Below are a few ways you can be proactive against water damage to hopefully prevent you from ever having to make that call.
Keep A Close Eye On Your Water Bill And Water Meter
This only takes a few extra moments out of your day and the payoff can save you a great deal of trouble. Each month when you get your water bill take the time to carefully look over it. If it seems excessively large then you may have a leak somewhere you don’t know about. To get the same evidence of potential leaks without waiting for your water bill you can check your water meter. It will also indicate your water usage and if it is above the normal level.
Regularly Clean Your Water Gutters
It’s not fun, but it can save you a whole lot of worse “not fun” moments. Rain gutters that are full of leaves and other debris are unable to effectively divert water. As a result, the water in the gutter may spill out in places where is home is not able to accommodate the extra water. Make the time to regularly clean your gutters and it may save you a big problem in the future.
Have Your Roof Inspected
It’s fairly common for roofs to begin leaking at some point, especially older ones. Having your roof inspected can catch any weak points before they actually begin causing a leak. It’s also important to do this because it may catch a leak in a less conspicuous part of your home.
Document Your Possessions
Documenting your possessions isn’t really a preventative measure. However, if a water damage emergency occurs, this is going to save you from a ton of stress and chaos. Ultimately, if a situation arises, you want to be as in control as possible when dealing with your insurance company. The first thing you want to do is make digital copies of your personal and important documents. Don’t save them to your computer, save them where you can access them elsewhere in case your computer is damaged. You should also inventory your household items and even take photos of them – again keep digital copies where you can access them later if a water damage situation happens.
There are many more things you an about to be proactive about water damage prevention, but these are a few of the most important basics. For questions about water damage, or help to restore your home after an unforeseen interested don’t hesitate to give us a call at Yellow Van Cleaning And Restoration in Aurora.