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24/7 Water Damage Cleanup by SERVPRO®: Your Trusted Partner in Central Seattle

9/12/2022 (Permalink)

Seattle city skyline When water damage occurs despite preventive measures, you can rely on SERVPRO.

Water damage is a common issue that SERVPRO handles regularly. While it can result from various causes like floods, pipe bursts, sewer backups, or appliance failures, many of these problems are preventable. At SERVPRO, we not only provide top-notch restoration services but also offer recommendations to help Central Seattle property owners prevent water damage in their homes.

Preventing Water Damage

Tips from SERVPRO Both inside and outside your home, there are proactive steps you can take to minimize the risk of water damage:

  1. Clogged Gutters: When gutters become clogged with dirt, debris, and leaves, water cannot flow as intended, causing backups that can lead to structural damage. Overflowing water can seep into cracks, deteriorate wood, and even result in hydrostatic water damage. Regular gutter cleaning or investing in a gutter cover system can prevent such issues.

  2. Check Inside for Concerns: Inside your home, several areas can be prone to water damage. Slow leaks, if left unattended, can result in costly repairs, including damaged walls, ceilings, and flooring. Regularly inspect each room, including closets and utility spaces, for signs of water damage, such as water stains, warped floorboards, sagging ceilings, and corrosive build-ups on pipes.

  3. Water Use Outside: Proper landscaping practices can help divert rainwater away from your property instead of pooling around it. After a rainstorm, examine your property for areas of standing water near the foundation, as these areas may require grading adjustments to direct rainwater away from your home. Also, consider using downspout extensions. Inspect sprinkler systems annually during the winterizing blow-out to prevent pipe breaks from freezing temperatures.

  4. Appliances: Many household appliances, such as refrigerators with ice makers, dishwashers, and washing machines, use water and can be sources of potential water damage. Regularly check for issues like splits in drain hoses and leaks in pressurized water lines. Be aware that water heater tanks can hold a substantial amount of water, and a failure can lead to significant damage. Installing monitoring systems and performing regular maintenance can help prevent these issues.

SERVPRO: Your Water Damage Restoration Experts

When water damage occurs despite preventive measures, you can rely on SERVPRO. Our highly trained, IICRC-certified technicians are equipped with the latest restoration technology and are available 24/7 to assist Central Seattle property owners. We take pride in delivering exceptional service and restoring your property to its pre-damage condition.

Contact SERVPRO at (206) 282-9500 for prompt and professional water damage cleanup and restoration services.

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