Items You Should Replace to Prevent Water Damage in Your Home

Items You Should Replace to Prevent Water Damage in Your Home

With most of America staying home during the pandemic, it’s a perfect time to do some of those household projects you’ve been putting off.  Here is a list of Items You Should Replace to Prevent Water Damage in Your Home. Protecting your home from water damage is critical, especially in humid climates that generally receive a great deal of rain. If you’re planning a remodeling project, it might be best to prioritize things that will protect your home long-term. 

Items You Should Replace to Prevent Water Damage in Your Home: Roof

Your roof protects your home and everything within it. This includes the people as well! You have to replace your roof if there is a failure, such as a massive leak or ongoing damage. However, paying attention to your roof’s condition before damage can prevent ongoing mold issues in your home. Roofs have a time limit to their effectiveness. Generally, shingled roofs need replacement between 12 and 20 years, which passes faster than you’d think! If you have shingles that are curling or missing, or if sections of it are drooping in any way, you need replacement now.

Pipes

As construction companies transitioned from problematic lead-based pipes that were used decades ago, unfortunately, they might have created other issues. Some types of plastic pipes, which have been widely in use for several decades, are unfortunately problematic. Polybutylene pipes are fragile and can easily break. If your home uses this type of pipe, it’s critical to have an evaluation done to see what amount of replacements need to be done to protect your home investment.

Items You Should Replace to Prevent Water Damage in Your Home: Downspouts and Irrigation

Something it’s easy for homeowners to forget is that during and after rain, they want water transported far away from their home’s foundation. This is necessary to prevent your foundation from getting waterlogged. Check your downspouts and make sure they carry water safely away from your foundation. Also, irrigation and sprinkler systems must be maintained, so those pipes will not burst in use and flood your foundation.

Your home is important, and your safety within it is, too! Being able to prevent major home damage and mold issues is critical, as you work to help your home healthy and strong. Protecting your home by maintaining or replacing your roof, replacing faulty pipes, and making sure your downspouts and irrigation work properly will help you safeguard your home. Your future self will be so grateful that you have!

Read this next: How to Know Your Home Exterior is Overdue for Maintenance

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