As we all know, water damage is pretty stressful and overwhelming and the amount of damage it brings to the house can be devastating. Be aware of any problems, even the small ones that you consider that cause water damage because it is very hard to handle and be taken care of. Following a few simple steps and maintenance tips, while keeping an eye on the water system, you can indeed reduce the risk of experiencing water damage in your basement. Take a look at this article and stay safe.  

Why it happens and tips to prevent it

  • Constantly inspect the septic system and sewers.

The perfect recipe for catastrophes inside your home is neglecting the inspection of sewers and septic systems on a daily basis.  As a result of maintenance lack, clogs, sewer backups, and overflow tend to happen. 

  • Clean gutters and downspouts.

If you want the water from rain and storms to not pool up around your home foundation, an essential thing you should do is clean and maintain the gutters and downspouts. Make sure they are properly positioned so the water flows freely. 

  • Take care of your landscape and yard.

We always forget that our yard might contribute to water and flooding issues. The shape of the flower bed and the yard being slope, can pool up the water around the house and this water will find its way in and cause trouble. You either have to find the right level for the land or yard to not be dangerous or you have to install drains. 

  • Inspect and repair cracks on the foundation.

To prevent water damage and flooding, visually inspect from time to time the basement, foundation, for any cracks or openings and fill them. These cracks can act as an open door for any water around the house to enter inside and make a mess. 

Water damage is catastrophic. It can cause massive loss when water interference is excessive. It can be immediate such as flooding or in slower forms and occasional water damage. Water being one of the most destructive substances on earth, the restoration after will require an insane amount of money. You have to understand that getting rid of the water in the basement is just half of the job. You are going to have to dehumidify and dry the place or the structure if touched, inspect for mold or rotting, and repair and restore. 

If you are an owner of a house, take care of it so it takes care of you back. Water damage most of the time does not come just by itself and the lack of maintenance is one of the main reasons.  Keep an eye on the small things too, so you can avoid bigger problems.

Why CPR24 Restoration Company is the right choice

Before moving forward with any restoration, homeowners should search for and find the right company. CPR24 Services is the one company that provides disaster response, restoration solutions, and services for residential and commercial properties. We are an insured and certified restoration company that is qualified to work in GTA Toronto. Also, we are more than ready to fulfill your needs with excellence. CPR24 Restoration will appoint a restoration surveyor to advise you on what is required and provide you with an estimate for the work. We will ensure you the best and safest results. Choose a company with years of hands-on experience in emergency fire damage, water restoration, disinfecting, and asbestos and mold remediation, that can tender to every detail. Call our 24/7 support team at +1 416-551-8287 or send us an e-mail at [email protected].