Water damage from a burst pipe, flooding or storm damage can cause devastation to your home or business, which is why here at National Home Repairs we have developed a step-by-step guide to help you to protect property from any future damage.
Even small water leaks over time can cause a huge amount of damage to your property and possessions. Check for leaks regularly to avoid water spreading.
Check out our handy ‘how to find a water leak’ guide for more information on leak detection.
Keep your roof in good condition by repairing any broken tiles or replacing any tiles that have been blown off during storm damage, to ensure water is not able to get into your property.
Regularly check guttering to keep it clean and free of fallen leaves, so that water doesn’t become blocked or overflow.
If there is a water stain around windows or at the bottom of exteriors doors this could be a sign that water is getting in from outside. Seal all windows and doors tightly to prevent water leaks and replace any missing or damaged fastenings or screws.
You might not know how you would cope without your washing machine or dishwasher, but these appliances can be responsible for causing significant water damage if they spring a leak or become blocked. Regularly inspect and maintain your appliances and fittings to prevent future property damage.
If a pipe bursts in your property, it is helpful to know how to turn off the main water supply to prevent extreme water damage. In most situations turning off the water mains will stop the flow of water.
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