Prevention is a whole lot cheaper than repairs. Water damage is the number one culprit that weakens your home’s foundation. When water damage hits your home’s foundation, over time it can cause structural damage. Damp wood is also inviting to termites, carpenter ants, mold and mildew. In this blog, we cover 3 simple strategies for preventing water damage. With these strategies you can have peace of mind the next time a storm hits.
Poor drainage can weaken your foundation, cause cracks, and create pathways for water to enter your home. To prevent this, try the following:
Persistent leaks can lead to mold and mildew, wood rot, and even termites and carpenter ants. However, if you fix a leak soon after it starts, there may not be any long-term damage. Check out the list below for tips on where to start looking for leaks:
If you have a sump pump it can be a lifesaver during storms–but during a storm is the worst time to realize it isn’t working. That’s why it’s recommended to check your sump pump once a year, but ideally several checks should be done during storm season. To test your pump, follow the steps below:
Simple plumbing leaks can be handled with a bit of knowledge and a good toolbox. However, homeowners aren’t equipped to handle every plumbing mishap. For complex problems, like pipe replacements or burst pipes, call on the team at Terry’s Plumbing. Get in touch today to discuss your needs and get a project quote.