Water damage can be a substantial problem that can cause significant harm to your residence and be a real headache. While there are tools and restoration strategies that can help you in an emergency, it is always better to avoid water damage altogether. Fortunately, you can circumvent some hazards and disasters with the right preventative maintenance plan. It is crucial to take the necessary steps to avoid property harm and always be prepared to deal with it if it does occur. 

Water damage restoration for Peachtree Corners homes and businesses is one of the staples of our AdvantaClean of Norcross and Buford team. We are there quickly to help in an emergency with mitigative strategies. While this is a big part of our business, we recognize how valuable avoiding these circumstances in the first place can be for your house. Here are some ways preventative maintenance can make it less likely you'll need water damage restoration: 

  • Inspecting Your Appliances 

Appliances that carry water often cause water damage. To prevent leaks, try to regularly check your appliances and fix minor problems before they become more significant. For instance, you should change hoses on appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines every three to five years to avoid leaks. 

  • Detection Devices 

Early detection of water leaks can prevent significant damage to your property. Fortunately, water detection devices are available that can sense moisture and trigger an alarm when a leak occurs. To catch slow leaks early, you can place these devices near appliances like washing machines, dishwashers, toilets, sump pumps, and water heaters. Investing in these devices can avoid potential water damage and protect your property. 

  • Watch the Water Bill 

If you notice a sudden increase in your water bill, take it seriously and investigate the cause. Such an increase is often a sign of trouble, such as a leak or a running toilet. A garden hose left running too close to the house could damage the exterior or seep inside. Act promptly to prevent any harm to your home. 

  • Maintain Your Water Pressure 

Monitoring your water pressure to avoid damaging your pipes and hoses is crucial. If the water pressure is too high, it can cause significant harm to your plumbing system. You can quickly test your water pressure with a gauge attached to an outdoor faucet. If it is too high, you need to install a water pressure regulator. You can purchase both the gauge and regulator at any hardware store. 

  • Keeping Gutters Clean 

Protecting your home from water damage is crucial. The gutter system is vital in keeping your home's exterior safe. You must keep them clean and avoid clogs. Install gutter guards to prevent any debris from entering the system. Clean your gutters at least once a year, and after any significant storm, check for clogs or damage. 

AdvantaClean to the Rescue 

Even preventative care like this might not keep leaks and damage from reaching your home and family. When disasters occur, you can count on the fast response of our experienced team to begin mitigation and recovery solutions immediately to help. We understand the stress and concerns that follow leaks and water damage, so we work with you and your insurance company every step to ensure no surprises or misinformation. 

Best of all, when you call AdvantaClean of Norcross and Buford, you get a one-stop shop for all the restoration, recovery, and repair solutions your home requires. We have a talented and versatile staff certified and licensed in water restoration, structural drying, and general contracting to keep all the work your home needs under one roof. Call us when disasters, preventable or otherwise, impact your life at (470) 819-2070.

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