Thursday, October 6, 2016

Water Damage Nashville - Ideas to Avoid Water Damage

As a homeowner, the last thing you want to deal with is water damage of any kind, no matter the reason. However, as much as you can try to take precautions to avoid this, such as keeping your appliances in proper running order, there are still times when casualties and flooding strike us here in Tennessee  that are out of your control.

Cleaning Up Water Damage in Nashville before the Mold and Musty Smells Take  Over

Nashville water damage can describe a big range of damage and losses which are from some type of flooding. The flooding can be caused by excessive rain, a water source like a river overflowing, broken water pipes or even an overflowing tub. The damage that the water causes can lead to even more damage if not taken care of right away.

Mold, rot, rust and more can take over your home. You will need a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO to come to your property as soon as possible to take care of the issue.

There are, fortunately, ways to try and avoid water damage. You can first make sure to replace your older water heaters. These appliances can do quite a bit of damage when they burst and will flood your basement with hot water. They usually last ten to twelve years, so don’t wait for it to fail. Instead, replace it every ten years, and you will save yourself a huge headache. Also, modern water heaters are much more efficient at saving energy, and will, in the long run, save you money. You will also need to replace any rubber hoses with stainless steel mesh hoses. The rubber hoses can kink and bulge, and when they do will need to be replaced right away.

It is also not a good idea to run your washing machine or dishwasher while you are not home. If something were to happen while you are away, it could be hours before you realize there is a problem. Check your attic as well, as any water leaks in your attic will work their way down eventually. Make sure your air conditioner is serviced regularly as well to prevent any leaks.

Even with all of the preparation that you can take, water damage sometimes does happen, and it can be devastating. This is where our technicians at SERVPRO can help you.

 Our trained professionals have the experience and knowledge to help you with all kinds of situations involving water damage. You can get in touch with us at SERVPRO of Madison/Goodlettsville any time that you need by dialing (615) 868-5324, and we will come out to your property as soon as possible and take care of your water damage problem.

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By Jamie Shelley
06 Oct. 2016