7 Ways to Protect Your Home & Belongings Before a Water Damage
Posted on January 21, 2015 at 10:21 pm by AAA Restoration / Tip of the Day, Water Damage Restoration
- Properly storing photos: well, pictures are worth a thousand words right? And sadly, most photos once damaged by water cannot be restored. So be sure to protect your photos before a disaster occurs. Simply putting all of your photos into a plastic, sealed bin can help preserve those sentimental memories!
- Shelves & storing things off of the ground: a simple but practical way to help protect things is keeping them off of the floor. Creating shelving units in your storage room can get your belongings off of the floor so the water must be substantially high to reach them.
- Know the location of your shut of valve: It seems simple but, it can be a very beneficial bit of knowledge when a disaster strikes. By teaching everyone in your home where this is located you can minimize the damage done to your home and the amount of water that soaks your home. Just in case of a flood you will want everyone to be aware of this so they can prevent any additional damage.
- Be aware of what your insurance covers: Nobody likes to feel blindsided after the discovery of water damage. In depth, go over your policy, what it covers and what it doesn’t
- Being aware of your surroundings: Check window seals and pipes for any suspicious activity or leakage.
- When temperatures drop disconnect your hose: This will prevent what is called a “freezer-less faucet”
- Clean out your rain gutters: It is not the always fun to get on a ladder and get any debris out of your rain gutters but it can help prevent a water damage! So, why not?
Water damages are not always avoidable. But, with a few tips and tricks you can do some preventative work and minimize the damage done to your home and belongings.
Stay tuned for the next AAA tip of the day!