Many of the homeowner’s insurance policies tend to cover the water damage claims up to the purchase limit of the policy. Anything exceeding this limit will come from your pocket. And chances are, you will be the one to foot the larger chunk of the repairs to be done. You could try and set aside some money for when these water damage Denver area accidents happen or even pick out several policies that cover different water damage scenarios. However, none of these approaches will beat the old preventative measures. The surest way to ensure that you protect your home is to ensure that the water damage does not happen in the first place. Below are some suggestions to help prevent the water damage.
Be very careful where you plant your plants
Always plan ahead of time especially when you are looking to plant trees like weeping willows. These have very invasive roots that seek out water where it lies or passes through. if planted in the wrong place, the roots of the trees will find their way to the sprinkler system, pipes, drainage pipes and septic tanks and wreak havoc right under your nose. Before you plant anything in your backyard, make plans first. Know where all the water systems are and plant anything you want well away from them.
Clean out the gutters – roof gutters
You know it has always been on your to-do list for the longest time ever. So now that you have a pressing why you should, safely get up to your roof and check out your gutters. If there are lots of nests and leaves, sticks and other debris up there, then your gutters just might not be doing the job that you contracted them to in the first place. When it rains, a clogged gutter can be sending waters right to your home’s foundation causing more harm than good. If you have a basement, do not be shocked to find it full of water that should have been directed away by the gutters you spent a fortune to install.
If your gutters are too high and you think they cannot possibly be cleaned safely, be sure to call in a professional. They will come in with all the relevant equipment to keep them safe and get the job done effectively.
Keep track of the water bill
With the many pipes that you have hidden in the walls and in the floors, there is no way you will possibly know where and when there is a leak. As such, it is always a great idea to keep track of your monthly bill. If you notice a sudden spike in the bill, that should serve as an indication that something is not right. Call in a professional to carry out a check-up for you and to detect the leak.
Never pour grease down your drain
This has never been said to you before right? Well, now it has been. You should not pour grease down your drain. It doesn’t matter whether there is a flush for both hot and cold. It still can with time pile and clog up the pipes. And cause some serious damage in the future.
With these preventative measures, you should be on your way to saving thousands of dollars.