Water damage is one of the leading causes of home insurance claims. In fact, according to the Insurance Information Institute, water damage accounts for more than $5 billion in homeowner insurance claims each year. While you can’t completely prevent water damage from happening, there are some things you can do to help reduce the chances of it happening in your home. Here are five ways to prevent water damage in your home.
1) Make sure all your plumbing is in good condition and properly installed
There are a few things you can do to help prevent water damage in your home. Make sure all of the plumbing is installed properly, and that there aren’t any leaks around valves or manholes where excess moisture could accumulate from an unexpected rainstorm or snowfall without melting first into its surroundings (which would cause structural issues).
2) Inspect your roof regularly for leaks or other damage
Your roof protects you, so it’s important to make sure that the integrity of this critical system is not compromised. Regularly inspect any leaks or other damage and take action as necessary by repairing them before they cause more harm than good!
A home without water-proofing can easily turn into a disaster because all of our things rely on plumbing systems in some way – from toilets flushing us out onto life support machines if we get too dehydrated up here at altitude where there isn’t enough to last long enough to survive let alone thrive anymore…
3) Keep gutters and downspouts clear of debris so that water can flow away from the house
Gutters and downspouts should be kept clear to prevent water damage in your home.
The proper gutters will allow rainwater runoff, which can lead directly or indirectly (through pipes) inside the house where it might cause foundation cracks among other things; while keeping these channels free of obstruction helps protect against flooding!
4) Install proper drainage around your home’s foundation
To prevent water damage in your home, it’s important that you install proper drainage around the foundation of where you live. Drainage systems allow rainwater and melting snowmelt to seep into the ground rather than pooling at roof level which can cause basement flooding as well as structural failure from weight on top!
5) Store important documents and belongings in waterproof containers
You never know when a storm might hit, so why not prepare for the unexpected? Water can seep into your home and cause major damage. The best way to prevent this from happening is by storing important documents in waterproof containers that are easily accessible or near an exit door!
It’s important to take steps now before you are faced with a more costly, time-consuming water damage restoration project. Generation Contractors is a full-service licensed general contractor specializing in water damage, asbestos testing, and mold removal and restoration in Nashville. Call us today to book an inspection!