Water is an element that is hard to control, and when it finds its way into your home water causes serious damage. Doing routine maintenance and inspection of your home will help to ensure you do not have any problems with mold and water damage. Here are some of those routine maintenance tasks that need to be done to prevent serious water problems in your home:

1. Leaks in Roofing Causing Water Damage

There are many areas of exteriors that can leak and cause problems with water damage in your home. The most common area of leaks is the roof, which is why it is important to have routine roof inspections done to know the condition of your roof. In addition, you will want to inspect finishes like siding and features like chimneys and mechanical vents that often develop leaks that go unnoticed and can lead to serious water damage problems in your home.

2. Foundations and Water Damage

Foundations are another area of your home where water problems may go unnoticed. In homes with finished basements, a crack in a foundation will cause problems with waterproofing and lead to water problems in the basement. The foundation problems can happen to any home with concrete foundations and waterproofing systems. It is a good idea to have your foundation inspected for problems regularly and have repairs done before they lead to serious water damage issues and costly repairs that need to be done.

3. Mechanical Systems and Maintenance to Prevent Leaks

There are also many mechanical systems in your home that can lead to serious water damage problems. The plumbing systems in your home are one of the areas where you will want to be on constant look out for potential problems that lead to costly water damage problems. The plumbing is not the only mechanical systems that can cause water issues. You also want to be on the look out for problem in areas like condensation lines your you AC. To help prevent serious problems with plumbing leaks, make sure to have your plumbing inspected for leaks and use rubber mats in areas beneath sinks to prevent water from getting into walls and other areas of your home. The same thing can be done for the condensation lines of your furnace and AC.

These are some routine maintenance tasks that could help prevent serious water problems in your home. Contact a roofing service to help with repairs when you water damage in your home. 

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