Four Tips How To Prevent Water Damage

I honestly believe that I could go to 10 houses and find at least two of them with water damage, somewhere. I don't know how many times I drive around residential neighborhoods and see homes that are neglected from the outside and can only imagine what they look like on the inside.

Here are five tips on how you can prevent water damage to your house.

1. Have you ever thought about maintaining your house on a regular basis? This seems to be one of the biggest problems with homeowners. They won't fix anything, until it becomes unsafe or unusable. Make all of the necessary home repairs as soon as possible, to eliminate additional home repair costs in the future.

2. Here's one, what about inspecting your house on a regular basis. This is probably the most important way to prevent water damage to your house. Inspect your home at least twice a year and it wouldn't be a bad idea to check underneath your sinks at least once a month for any small water leaks.

3. Use the correct building materials. Just because something makes sense, doesn't mean that you won't have any problems with it. I don't know how many times I see treated lumber, cedar or redwood sitting on the ground, because the homeowners think it isn't going to rot.

4. How about educating your family. If no one in your family knows what to look for, you're going to need to do all of the work yourself. It wouldn't be a bad idea to teach everyone in your family, what to look for. If you have water leaking from a faucet or drain pipe, now's the time to show everyone in your family what a water leak looks like.

Water damage prevention can save you money, it's a well-known fact, that more people, spend more time, planning their vacation than they do on home repair prevention. If it's too late and the water damage is already a problem, you should fix it as soon as possible to prevent additional home repair costs.

You can pay me now or you can pay me later and you better not ever forget it.