Water damage is always a major risk to your house. Triggers can be leaks, storms, flood, ice on the roof, leaky pipes and home devices etc. Some of these damages are visible by the naked eye while some of these damages are not so easy to find out.
Keep a regular check on water damage to your house and look for signs that establish a leak or water damage so that you can take timely action against it.
Here are a few points that you should check for water damage in your house:
- Keep gutters flowing smoothly and make sure they don’t overflow. Be extra cautious during rainy days.
- Keep a close eye on your water meter. Test it by closing all the water supply and seeing if the reading changes. If it does, this points out to a leak that you may have not discovered by the naked eye.
- Stationary water outside your house points to drainage system malfunction. Get it repaired immediately.
- Check for the obvious signs of water damage on wood. Usually wood is a very good indicator of water damage.
- Check for water stains on doors, walls as well as the window frames.
- Check home appliances for rust or leakage.
Pay attention to every sign that points to water damage. Repair leaks quickly. You can do minor repairs yourself but if you see something that’s out of your hand, locate a capable water damage specialist to seek assistance.