If you have home insurance coverage from McCormick Insurance Inc. chances are your home in Pembroke Pines, FL is protected against water damage. By taking measures to prevent water damage, however, you may never have to file a water damage claim. Here are a few ways you can prevent water from causing damage to your home.
Fix Indoor Water Leaks
Even small water leaks can cause a lot of damage over time. Left unchecked, water leaks can rot wooden cabinets and floors, stain ceilings and walls and produce mold. By fixing indoor water leaks immediately, you can minimize the risk of water damage.
Roof Maintenance and Repair
Check your roof annually for signs of missing or damaged shingles that can allow water to leak through and damage your property. Roof maintenance is key to protecting your home and personal goods from rainstorms.
When planting trees or shrubs, avoid areas close to water lines as their roots could burst underground pipes and cause water to seep into your home. The more careful you are with your landscaping, the fewer chances of invasive shrub or tree roots damaging water pipes and causing water damage to your home.
Clear Out Gutters
Clearing out gutters and downspouts periodically will prevent rainwater from backing up on your roof or spilling onto the side of your home and causing structural damage to your property.
Avoid the Use of Chemical Drain Cleaners
If you suffer from clogged drains, use a drain snake to clear the clog as opposed to chemical cleaners. Chemical cleaners can dissolve your water pipes, producing leaks that can cause water damage to your structure.
For more water damage prevention tips or information on home insurance to protect your property, contact us at McCormick Insurance Inc. in Pembroke Pines, FL.