How to Prevent Water Damage in your Home


Plumbing accidents happen too often, and most of the time we have no control over them. Water damage is caused by broken roofs and natural disasters, and most homeowners don't know how to protect their properties. Although repairing various elements of your property is time-consuming and costly, there's a way to react on time and prevent water damage.

Using simple methods, you won't have to spend hundreds of dollars on repairs, and you'll also create a safer living environment for yourself and your family members.

Inspect your home. A regular house inspection can help you detect problems early. An inspection does not require a lot of time and effort. All you have to do is walk around the house and look for cracks and leaks. Whenever you spot any irregularities, it's important to inform professionals and do your best to prevent further damage. Fix leaks around the toilet and sink with silicone gel, and have your pipes inspected at least twice a year.

That's one of the simplest ways to prevent costly repairs and water damage in your home. Most homeowners have to deal with water damage to their roofs. If you notice water on your ceiling after a storm or during snowy weather, it's time to hire a local roofer to inspect and repair your roof. Stay on the ground and let the professionals handle the work.


Regular roof inspections can help you prevent these issues in the future. Make sure your cooling devices are working. Check your appliances for leaks. Be sure to read and follow the directions before approaching the situation. You must clean the coils in your refrigerator once a year and maintain your cooling device to avoid damage. Maintain a clean water heater by flushing it annually. If you live in an area where natural disasters are common, you should invest in extra protection in advance.

House rendering is beneficial because it will weatherproof your home, and you won't have to worry about water damage. It will improve the appearance of your house and provide a slight insulating effect. You won't need to worry about remodeling the home for the next 4-5 years after the professionals have finished the work. You should install leak detectors. Make your house water-proof with technology. You can use these devices to detect excess water in your house, and they will activate an alarm that will urge you to act quickly, or evacuate. There are various leak detectors on the market, but it's best to choose the ones that will serve you best. The device may even send a notification to your phone when the temperature rises. If you travel for work frequently, these devices are worth the investment.

Neglecting damage is not the best option when it comes to your construction. You will have to pay for costly repairs if you ignore these issues. As mold thrives in damp and wet conditions, it affects your health and triggers allergies. As a homeowner, you should primarily focus on extending the life of your home. Inspecting your house regularly is important, especially if you want to sell it in the future. Maintenance will prevent water damage from happening again, so make sure that you keep your property in good condition. Prevention is the key, not a postponement. In the event that you notice a leak or water stain, contact the professionals immediately.

With APD Roofing, we’ll be here to help you prevent these issues. Should you need to file a claim when these damages occur, we also got you covered. Contact us today and we’ll get you started.


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MELVYN HUCKABY

Lead Claims Consultant, IICRC Certified

APD Roofing Houston



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Office Manager

Marketing Assistant

APD Roofing

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