Las Vegas Water Damage: Dealing with Winter
Winters in Las Vegas tend to be on the soggy side. During these winter months, the humidity increases, and it becomes more important than ever to safeguard your home from a costly time-consuming water damage mess. This time of year can get quite hectic with the holidays and no one has time to deal with a water damage disaster. Unfortunately, if a water damage disaster does strike you need to be on your toes and quick to call a local water damage restoration company to prevent permanent structural damage to your home…and potential mold growth. ERX has dealt with thousands of water damage restoration jobs for over a decade. We’ve seen it all and have come up with a few tips on how you can prevent water damage disasters from occurring in your Las Vegas home.
- Maintain your rain gutters.
- Check your roof and make repairs.
- Landscaping can make a difference.
- Maintain window and door seals.
- Check and maintain appliances that use water.
Let’s go into this list in more detail:
First, maintaining your rain gutters and downspouts will help reduce the chance of water pooling by the foundation and minimizing the chance of water causing damage and seeping into your home.
Second, check roofing materials for cracks or missing shingles seasonally also after every major storm event. Wind, rain and blowing debris can severely damage the roof and siding of your home. You also want to schedule regular maintenance as it is a necessity. Replace any missing or damaged roofing materials as quickly as possible. It is important to keep the insulation and the structure of your home safe and dry. Damage to these items are costly and take time to repair.
Third, when landscaping your lawn, it is important to make sure that the lawn gently slopes away from your foundation. Water can cause the ground around the foundation to expand when wet then it will constrict back down when it dries. Causing your foundation to crack and settle unevenly. Use a water barrier on your foundation, this will help reduce the risk of water seeping in through any cracks or crevasse.
Next, you will want to check and maintain the seals around all doors and windows in your Las Vegas home. This will keep the water from leaking inside of your walls and flooring preventing wood rot and mold growth.
Don’t forget about your appliances. The appliances we all take for granted could be public enemy number one when dealing with water damage inside your home. Regular maintenance on your dishwasher, ice maker, hot water heater, refrigerator, sinks, tubs, and toilets can save you the headache of future water damage disasters. You want to make sure all water lines are in good repair with no cracks or bubbling in the line. Always be on the lookout for leaks, some can be very small and may be easily missed until there has been enough time for the damage to become visible or mold to start growing.
These are only a few of the ways you can prevent a water damage disaster from occurring in your home. You can check out our blog page to learn more about water damage prevention and water damage cleanup for when a water damage disaster has already struck your Las Vegas home.
Keep in mind that ERX of Las Vegas is here to answer any questions you may have when it comes to water damage disasters, and we are available to help 24/7, 365 days a year.