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Allana Thompson

Keller Williams Realty Solutions
Brokerage
Independently owned and operated

Mississauga, Milton, Oakville, Burlington, Georgetown, Toronto and Brampton, ,

Phone: 905-278-8866  Fax: 905-278-8881  Toll: 1-855-278-8889  Mobile: Allana Cell: 416-567-2018

Water Damage in Homes! How to Prevent and Address!

March 28, 2014 - Updated: March 28, 2014

 

Water Damage In Homes

Ways to Prevent and Address!

 

It may be a little premature to say April Showers Bring May Flowers but with the up coming notoriously rainy month we wanted to share a few tips on How to Prevent Water Damage and things to do if you see a water leak!

 

Water leaks can be caused by several things:

  • Frozen Water Pipes
  • Sewer Back Up
  • Leak in Window/Foundation
  • Tree Roots growing through cracks in the Waterlines
  • Damage in Roof
  • Damage in Siding
  • Improper Grading around property

 

Things to know when you see a leak:

  • Don’t turn on any Electrical
  • Keep obstructions away from Drains
  • Identify the source of the leak
  • Move Objects away from the source of the leak
  • The leak could be a fluke due to heavy rain or snow melting however further inspection is recommended

 

 

Steps to Prevent Water Damage:

  • Keep your Roof in Good condition! Not addressing a water leak initially can cause more harm than good with cracking of ceilings and water seeping into structural beams.
  • Frequently inspect gutters and Downspouts
  • Check Windows for signs of Water damage- repair or replace caulk, weather stripping, glazing etc
  • Frequently inspect appliances to ensure they are in working order. Oddly enough a dishwasher leak is more common than you think and cause immediate visible floor damage!
  • Check for Structural Problems. Spongy Beams or Rafters may be a result of previous Water Damage. Spotting these in time can save thousands of dollars!
  • Install back flow valves in things like toilettes to avoid water entering the house
  • Elevate Mechanicals such as: Furnace/Hot Water Tank etc
  • Install a Sump Pump
  • Inspect Siding

 

Happy Friday everyone and hopefully the rain goes away!

For questions about your home don’t hesitate to contact our team!

 

Make Your Approach~The Fresh Approach!

The Fresh Approach Real Estate Team with Keller Williams Realty Solutions,

Allana Thompson, Christy D’Oliveira, Kyrsten Feere

 

Allana- 416-567-2018 allana@allanahome.com

Christy- 647-261-8910 christy@allanahome.com

Kyrsten- 905-577-2608 kyrsten@thefreshapproach.ca

Allana Thompson, Christy D'Oliveira, Kyrsten Feere, The Fresh Approach Real Estate, Keller Williams, Home Sales, Real Estate, Mississauga Real Estate


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