hello world!

6 Ways to Minimize Water Damage

There is water all over the world. With an average of about two-thirds of the earth's surface being covered with it, you may not think there's much to worry about when it comes to water damage. But in reality, flooding can be a huge problem for homes and businesses alike. Whether your home or business has been flooded by heavy rains or if your pipes have burst, water damage can happen quickly. This blog post will outline 7 ways that you can minimize any future water damage that might occur!

 

Keep a bucket in the shower that can catch water from leaks

Catching water from a leak with a bucket can be extremely useful. If you have one, keep it right next to the shower head.

When your home is being flooded with rainwater or if pipes burst, this can save a lot of time and effort that would otherwise be spent mopping up excess water!

Install a new drain cover in your sink or bathtub

By installing new drain covers you can avoid the buildup of hair and soap scum.

If debris gets stuck in your drain or if water is not draining properly due to hair/debris build up, it can cause problems for both plumbing systems as well as mold growth!

Add gutters to your home's roofline

The installation of gutters at the roofline of your home is crucial for preventing excess rainwater from getting into your house. Installing them yourself may seem difficult but there are many resources that provide easy-to-follow guides online. If installing them seems like too much work, contact a professional gutter installation service instead!

Check your dishwasher for leaks

It is not just inconvenient to have leaky dishwashers, they can also lead to water damage in your kitchen. If you notice that there is a leak coming from the bottom of your machine, make sure to contact a repairman right away!

Always turn off appliances after using them

When you leave your appliances on, they will constantly release heat. This excess heat can damage them and cause water damage if it builds up in the surrounding area! Coffee makers can be especially risky because they can release excess steam that will damage cabinets and counters making effects on rubber pipes.

Check for leaks in your home on a regular basis

It's important to check for any leaks in your home on a regular basis. This way, you can address them before they have the chance to cause any damage! You can use this guide from iDry as a reference.

Check if sump pump is okay

If you have a sump pump in your home, it's important to make sure that it is still operational. If there is a power outage or if the pump becomes clogged, your basement may flood!

Sump pump can be used as  a last resort to remove water from a flooded basement. It is installed in the lowest part of the house and collects groundwater or rainwater. The pump will turn on when it detects that the water level has reached a certain point and will push the water out of your home through a discharge pipe.

Conclusion

Water damage can be a huge problem for homes and businesses alike.

These are six ways you can help prevent water damage in your home or business. By following these tips, you can minimize any potential damage caused by floods or leaks!

Site Safe Member
Restoration Industry Association
CCANZ
safety work kits
IICRC
iDry Restoration Logo
FOLLOW US
FIND US
8/251 Lincoln Rd, Henderson, Auckland
0800437969
GET QUOTE
Get in touch with us for free quote
Get Quote
QUCK LINKS
Flood Restoration
Fire Restoration
Mould Removal
iDry Logo white500
FOLLOW US
FIND US
369 Great North Road, Henderson, Auckland 
0800437969
GET QUOTE
Get in touch with us for free quote
Get Quote
Copyright © 2019 - 2021 iDry Restorations. All Rights Reserved.
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram