At American Restoration Water and Fire LLC, we frequently come across homes that have been damaged by water, fire and smoke. More often than not, these incidents of damage can be prevented through regular maintenance of a property. It doesn’t matter if you’re a homeowner, property manager, or a real estate investor, you can prevent serious damage with some simple upkeep!
Although there’s not much you can do to prevent a flood caused by bad weather, you can minimize the amount of damage caused by a flood event. Routinely checking your foundation, roof, pipes, gutters, and appliances can reduce the risk of flooding inside your home. If you know of an impending flood event, be sure to shut off electricity in the areas of your home that might be prone to flooding.
Fire damage can be expensive and stressful to deal with. Before a dangerous situation presents itself, you can check your home or business for unsafe electrical wiring. You’ll also want to look out for items that are too close to your gas water heater. If you notice circuit breaker outages, blown fuses, or other electrical issues, be sure to contact your electrician.
Taking note of these potential dangers and acting to correct them can help prevent a disaster. Protect yourself from unnecessary damage to your home or business and the stress that comes along with it. Browse our blog for more ways to protect your property from water, fire, smoke and mold. If you do experience flood damage on your property during New Mexico’s upcoming monsoon season, call American Restoration.
Copyright: kartos / 123RF Stock Photo