SERVPRO of East Nashville, Madison/Goodlettsville Ways to Minimize Water Damage
Water damage can come in many different forms and oftentimes you as the homeowner, renter, and business owner have a heads up when it comes to natural events. Although, there are also times when water damage is caused by unforeseeable issues. These can occur when pipes break, there is a drip that went unnoticed/or unfixed, damaged water heaters, a faucet left on unattended…
At SERVPRO of East Nashville, we want to make sure that you take the precautionary measures to help minimize the cost that water can cause.
How do we take proactive measures for many of life’s water damages that can occur?
Be sure to look at household and business items that can be elevated from the floor or locked in place. These items include but are not limited to:
- Electrical panels
- Propane tanks
- and Heating Systems
If possible, it is always a good idea to waterproof your basement and crawl space. Other options are to install a water alarm and maintain a working sump pump - this can help reduce water build up in case of flooding (it is a good idea to install a battery-operated backup in case of power failure).
On the exterior of your home or business be sure to check your gutters and clear them of any debris. By clearing out the debris you can avoid water backing up and running over your gutter system.
In the event that you are anticipating flooding, it is advisable to raise furniture off of the ground level, and cover electronics with plastic. Also, secure any valuables that could be damaged by the flooding.
You can raise your furniture off the ground with items as simple as cinderblocks from a local hardware store. Purchasing plastic is also advisable - this can be used to cover the electronics and other household items that could be damaged due to water.
Ultimately, SERVPRO of East Nashville, Maddison & Goodlettsville is most concerned with your safety. Take precautions in any water event that is occurring to keep you and your family safe.
We can help take care of any damages that may occur. Feel free to contact us at any time to discuss measures for flooding and repairs that may need to be taken care of.
SERVPRO of East Nashville, Maddison & Goodlettsville (615) 488-8670