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How to help prevent a water damage

10/22/2018 (Permalink)

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Water damage is the No. 1 culprit that weakens your home’s foundation and the very core that holds your house together. You’ve heard about core strength for your body. Well, water damage hits at the core strength of your house, eventually causing serious structural damage. Damp wood invites termites and carpenter ants; plus, it causes mold and mildew. Here’s how to prevent water damage using three easy strategies that will give you peace of mind the next time heavy storms hit.

Ensure good drainage- Why it matters: Poor drainage weakens your foundation, causing cracks, uneven settling, and pathways for water to enter your home.

Test your sump pump regularly- Sump pumps come to life during storms. That’s not when you want to realize yours isn’t working properly. You should check it at least once a year, and ideally perform several checks during heavy storm seasons.

Check for water leaks and call SERVPRO of Upland/San Antonio Heights to fix them.

Persistent leaks lead to mold and mildew rot, and even termite and carpenter ants (they like chewing soggy wood, since it’s soft). Yet if you fix a leak soon after it starts, there may be no long-term damage at all.?

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