HOW TO AVOID FUTURE PROPERTY DAMAGE
Fires, floods, storms, and accidents – nobody can predict when disaster will strike, but that doesn’t mean that it’s out of our hands. There are many ways to go about preventing water damage, fire damage, and wind damage to your home. Owning property means a lot of responsibility, and one of the most important ones is staying up to date on your home inspections and repairs to help prevent future damage and save money, hassle, and the safety of your family and belongings.
Preventing Water Damage
Leaks, burst pipes, and flooding can all cause significant water damage in your home. While you can’t avoid a hurricane, you can at least avoid preventable damage with a few simple considerations. The most important one is to ensure that your roof, windows, and doors are all sealed properly to keep out rain and snow. Another easy fix is to check your plumbing, and make sure your pipes aren’t at risk of freezing during the winter. It might sound like a lot of work, but preventing water damage is well worth it.
Preventing Fire & Smoke Damage
It’s not just older homes that need to worry about faulty wiring. It’s always important to have an inspector thoroughly examine your home to determine the risk of electrical fires, to make sure everything is properly connected and lower the risk of accidents. You should also check your smoke detectors annually, to ensure they’re in working order.
Preventing Wind Damage
High winds during storms can do a number on your home. While it might sound cheaper to patch your roof after losing shingles than having a full replacement, if you have loose shingles, a wind storm can tear large portions of your roof right off. But it’s not just the roof you need to look out for. Make sure all your patio furniture is anchored properly during high winds to avoid breaking windows or damaging siding.