Water Damage 101: Prevention

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Have you ever dealt with water damage in your home or business? Unfortunately, sometimes we can’t predict when the toilet is going to overflow or a leaking sink. Proactive homeowners can prevent weather induced water damage with a little bit of TLC around the home. Thinking ahead and tending to potential problems before they happen can save you a lot of time and money! Read below for two areas of your home that you can tackle by yourself.

Roof – Your roof is the first contact in a downpour. With that being said, it’s important to always know the condition of your roof with periodic inspections. These should be done mainly after the winter season and before spring. It doesn’t always take a professional. If you’re equipped to safely access your roof to look for damaged areas and missing shingles – go for it. Did you know ONE missing shingle can be the entry for tons of water to damage your home?

Windows – Get your caulk gun ready! Through the seasons, you’ll find that your window sealant can wear away. Caulking is an easy fix that you’ll be happy you tended to.  This task can be thrown on your ‘Spring Cleaning’ list in order to make sure you get it done every year before expected storms and heavy rain. Be sure to inspect the inside and outside of your windows! First time caulkers can find videos on YouTube to see exactly how it’s done. Don’t worry; it’s so easy that a first grade could handle this!

If you are dealing with water in the home, it’s best to NEVER ignore even what seems like a little damage. This can lead to bigger problems and more money in repairs. If you’re in the Northwest Florida area of: Destin, Navarre, Niceville, Valparaiso, Fort Walton Beach or surrounding areas then please give FusionCRS a call so we can assist you with your cleaning and restoration needs! 850-651-6600. Mention our blog and receive a discount!

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