Many people only think of torrential rains and flooding (especially during Monsoon season in Arizona) when they think of the causes of water damage, but there actually are many other causes that are much more common.
Most of these causes are preventable, and you should do all you can to ensure they don’t happen. Here are some of the ways to prevent water damage in your home.
Use a backflow preventer
Backflow preventers mostly work to ensure that your non-potable sources of water don’t back up and leak into drinking water, but such devices also can ensure that you don’t wind up with water from your sewer system or septic tank in your home.
Keep pipes insulated
Though it only gets below freezing a few nights a year in the Phoenix area, all it takes is one cold night to cause a disaster. A frozen pipe is likely to flood your home and cause tremendous damage. To ensure that doesn’t happen, take steps to insulate your pipes properly, especially ones in unheated areas, such as a crawlspace.
Don’t run appliances when you aren’t at home
Dishwashers and washing machines can malfunction and overflow, and if you aren’t there to take care of the problem, it will be 100 times worse. That’s why you should never run these or any other appliances that use water when you are not at home.
Ensure your property has adequate drainage
Though flooding events are rare in the Phoenix area, when they do occur, you will be much better off if your property is landscaped properly. Your yard should slope away from your home’s foundation to keep water away from your home. You also want to avoid having plantings near your home that impede drainage.
Following these tips makes it less likely you will wind up with water damage in your home, but no amount of preparation can completely eliminate the risk. If you do find yourself with water damage and need cleanup and remediation services, call Lotus Contracting Services to do the work.
If you think it’s too late to prevent water damage and you are seeing signs that you might have a Water Damage issue and are in the Phoenix, AZ area Call US at 480-500-5481