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Water Damage Prevention

Water Damage Prevention

Water Damage Prevention

Water damage prevention in any season around your property, house, office

Prevention is always the best solution, minimizes the cost, and saves time and money.

 8 important tips on how to get fall and winter- or any season ready to prevent any water damage to your property.

Fall is the best time to prepare our garden, around the house, and inside the house to get our home or property winter as safe as possible. We all are so familiar with Toronto’s long and cold winter months. By proper preparation, we could promote water-damage-prevention in our home during the wintertime and any other time of the year.

These 8 safety tips will prevent water damage to your property as much as possible.

Either you can do these steps by yourself or hire a professional to help.

1    Eavestroughs and downspouts cleaning in fall fall seasons,

with leaves falling, critters, and all other dirt collected in downspouts and Eaves troughs need to be cleaned to prevent any blockage in those areas. If water does not easily flow out through your Eaves troughs and downspouts away from your home, it will find its way back to your house somehow and cause water damage. Water is the worst enemy of the house, if water has normal ways of going away from your house, water will find its way back to the house, possibly the basement, and cause water damage.   water damage restoration could be costly and if not done professionally will cause mold formation and mold remediation which is very expensive. 

2.   Make sure Caulk around windows and doors

caulking around windows, doors, and other openings will prevent any air from going inside or out of doors and windows.  This will prevent any energy loss and cost of utilities.  There are also some Vents around the house like dryers, kitchen & bathroom exhaust fans, cables, and pipes that also need to be Caulking as well.

3.   Make sure to check or replace weather stripping on doors, windows, …

All-weather stripping around the doors, windows, and garage door needs to be checked and replaced if needed.  Those weather stripping have lost their effectiveness and protection over the years. These will make sure you save energy and minimize the cost of utilities. Do not forget to check the attic openings should also have weather stripping that needs to be checked and repaired if needed.

4.   Do not forget to Inspect your roof, attic and chimney

Check your roof to make sure your shingles are all working properly, if any repair or replacement is needed, fall will be a good time to take care of that by roofing professionals.  Any roof leakage could cause water damage to your house. Checking Chimney from outside to inside, to make sure it is clear from leaves, dirt, crumbling bricks, bird nest, squirrel nests, and any critters.

In your attic check for any water damage holes or mold from the roofing.  Make sure you check for any animal nests inside the attic insulation and that vents are not blocked. Soffits connect the overhang of your roof to the top of your exterior walls and help vent unconditioned attics. Keeping these vents clear is important in having a healthy home.

5.   Clean and cover your air conditioning unit in the Fall each house’s air condition is different and based on manufacturing instructions, make sure you clean shut it off, and cover it properly for winter months.

6. Shut off and drain outside faucets

The outside faucet must be off and make sure to drain all the water inside in the fall before freezing time.  If the faucet is properly not shut off, it can lead to pipes and faucets bursting or cracking and can create a huge, potentially expensive, disaster in wintertime.

7.   Clean and inspect your furnace

It is important before you turn on the heat, to clean the furnace, change the filter, and do air duct cleaning. your family breathes clean air that pushes around from the ducts.  Changing a new filter will help the quality of the air and also the furnace will work properly finally helps with heat efficiency and cost. The filters should be replaced every 3 months. If you vacuum around the furnace inside the floor and air intake vents, all will keep air moving better so the furnace will not work as hard.

8.    Finally,  Do Not forget to do the following important checkups and maintenance for wintertime

    • Clean and inspect your fireplace
    • Clean and inspect your dryer vent
    • Change the batteries in your smoke detectors
    • Make sure carbon monoxide detectors working
    • Inspect fire extinguishers
    • Inspect and test sump pumps
    • Empty and store rain barrels
    • Winterize outdoor lawn equipment

If you can do all these checkups and maintenance by yourself would be great.  If you need any professional help in check and repair get professional help.

If you do all these checkups and still have water damage or a wet basement for any other reason, 5-star cleaning water damage certified, insured, and professional technicians will provide 24/7 Flood Emergency & Water Damage Restoration service in GTA and Toronto.

For any water damage tips, Water Damage Safety Tips concerns, or questions, or in case of water damage restoration needs, please do not hesitate to contact our 24/7 emergency hotlines.

24/7 Emergency line: 416-315-7562 & 416 270 7717

Toll Free# 1855 697 9889

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