Sometimes a plumbing leak can get out of control quicker than you think. A small drip can end up meaning that you have major structural damage at your home in Central Oregon in just a few days! Staying ahead of leaks and other ways your home might become damaged by water is the key to preventing a large inconvenience in your home.
All water damage starts somewhere and then grows. The ideal situation is to figure out what might cause water damage and then fix the problem before it ever starts.
It is important to make sure everything drains properly on the outside of your home. Your gutters should be cleaned, so you don’t have water running down your walls, into your windows, or along the parts of your roof that will allow water to get into the attic and create a moldy mess or a leak at your ceiling.
Make sure your downspouts are carrying the water away from your home and you have a good slope in your yard. A good slope is essential, so if your yard gets too dry the water from a storm or even watering your lawn doesn’t come toward your home.
Check Your Sump Pump
If you have a sump pump, inspect it, and make sure it works properly. If it doesn’t call to have it fixed, so it is ready if you need it.
Have Your Roof and Plumbing Inspected
You can do your own inspections by visually looking at the pipes in your home and your roof to see if there are any potential problems to talk to a professional about fixing.
Simple problems with your roof can cause a major leak. You could just have one shingle or small hole cause a ton of structural damage. An annual inspection can help you avoid a leaky roof.
Plumbing issues are one of the top causes of water damage in a home. A plumber can come inspect you home this summer and make sure that all your pipes and connections are in good condition. You can also have your drains cleaned to avoid sewer line issues during the cooler months.