Prevention is better than damage control

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Unlike flood damage which can be brought about by mother nature, water damage is something that can be prevented. There are a number of ways on how to prevent water damage in the home.

Plumbing supplies and equipment company Delta advises homeowners to winterize early to avoid water damage during the cold months, and at the same time, consider the climate in the property’s particular location.

“Think about when the first freeze usually happens in your area, checking the Old Farmer’s Almanac if needed. The farther north you live, the earlier you’ll need to have a plan in place to prevent water from freezing and causing damage around your home.”

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Harness Technology

The website Travelers meantime encourages homeowners to take advantage of new technology in terms of preventing water damage in their respective properties. 24Hr Water Damage Restoration San Diego More info here 

“A water sensor can detect the presence of water, often by measuring the electrical conductivity of the water present and completing a circuit to send a signal. For installations that are not monitored by a professional alarm monitoring company, the sensor and its control module can send out a notification to the homeowner through an app that can be read on a smartphone. If you will be out of town, you can add family members, friends or other caretakers to receive notifications of a leak so they can quickly prevent further damage. Some water sensor systems can be programmed to shut off the water to the house to prevent a small leak from becoming a large one.”

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Water Damage Protection for Commercial Properties

Facility Executive meantime shared some tips on how to prevent water damage in commercial structures.

“Prospects of water damage to a building are not something that should be taken lightly. In the United States, water damage is the second most frequent reason for an insurance claim. In total, these claims account for a staggering $11 billion of insurance claims each year, and they are a cause of trouble for insurance companies and facility managers alike. The conventional wisdom that should be applied to water damage is that it’s best to fix things before they actually happen.”

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The key step to preventing water damage from taking place is by being vigilant about possible causes. If water damage still occurs, minimize the potential expenses and damage by hiring professional restorers.