There’s a time and a place for water. A nice little water feature will look great in your garden, and will also attract plenty of birds to your outdoor areas. Water is also incredibly important in the bathroom – after all, how would we shower or bathe without it?
But there are lots of times and places when seeing water can be a very bad sign indeed. For instance, when it’s dripping from your roof of if it’s collecting in a small pool in your basement. And we all know the fear that seeing rising damp on our walls can cause! So, as you can see, it’s really important that you correctly protect your home from water damage. Here are some ways you can do that.
Waterproof Your Basement
Do you know if your basement has ever been professionally waterproofed? If not, then it’s worth getting in touch with a company like helitechonline.com so they can check it out for you. If it hasn’t been waterproofed, then they can carry out all the necessary work for you. The company will have all of the necessary materials to put along the walls of your basement to make sure that they are impenetrable to water.
Maintain Your Plumbing
When was the last time you got all the plumbing in your house checked out? If it hasn’t been for a few years, you should contact a local plumber to come and do this for you, especially as the weather is quite cold at the minute. They can insulate all of your pipes for you while they check out the whole system. That can greatly reduce the risk of the pipes freezing and bursting over winter.
Don’t Let Too Much Moisture Into The Air
If there is a lot of moisture in the air of your home, then you will probably have to deal with a lot of rising damp in your home. All of that moisture will end up in the walls, and this will cause damp and mold to develop. Thankfully, there are a few different ways you can remove all the moisture. Ideally, you should have extractor fans in your kitchen and bathroom to remove steam after cooking and showering. Regularly airing out your home by leaving the windows open can also help. Take a look at thebalance.com for some tips to help you prevent your pipes from freezing in the first place.
Regularly Check The Roof
If there are any problems with your roof, then water will very easily get into your home. This can be the case after a big storm as all the bad weather can loosen tiles and shingles up on the roof. So, if you think that there could be something wrong up there, it’s a good idea to call roofer to come and look at things. Don’t be tempted to climb onto the roof to sort things out yourself as this could prove to be quite dangerous.
Water, water everywhere? Not with these tips!