Maintain Your Roof
Taking care of your home’s roof should be a priority. We recommend having your roof inspected at least once a year to prevent potential issues in the future. Regardless of age, your roof is a significant investment, and maintaining it is a wise decision to ensure its longevity. An unmaintained roof can lead to substantial leaks, causing water damage and reducing your roof’s overall lifespan. Also, if you let your roof maintenance go, your insurance carrier may not completely cover your water loss—so stay on top of roof maintenance.
Keep Your Gutters Clean
When your gutters are clogged, water from rain or snow can back up and damage your roof, foundation, and even landscaping. If you’re in an area of New Mexico with abundant trees, you’ll want to clean your gutters once a year, preferably sometime in the fall when leaves and branches fall off trees. Debris can accumulate in gutters, leading to blockages and potential damage from water and ice.
Maintain Your Plumbing
Plumbing issues are the worst. It’s the biggest culprit of water damage to your home. Ensuring your pipes are ready for freezing temperatures is crucial during the fall and winter months. If you can’t do it yourself, have the piping of your home professionally inspected for corrosion and possible leaks. Additionally, we suggest insulating the pipes to shield them from the cold. Few home damage incidents are worse than pipe bursting due to freezing during the winter season.
By taking these above precautionary measures, you can help ensure that your home is protected from damage, especially during winter, so you can enjoy it for many years. Remember, prevention is always better than cure. Invest in maintaining your roof, gutters, and plumbing to safeguard your home and avoid costly repairs in the future. A well-maintained home will stand the test of time and provide peace of mind, knowing it is protected from potential damage. If you experience an accident, remember that American Restoration Water & Fire is here for you when disaster strikes. Call us 24/7 for an immediate response when dealing with a home or business emergency.