Water home damages and the subsequent damage impacts that comes afterwards if not addressed immediately and taken care of can be frustrating and even expensive to repair in the future. However, with proactive care, general checks and proper maintenance you can avoid water damages and as well save on the money meant for damages and repairs.

One of the most powerful tool you will ever need to avoid water damage in your home is awareness. Remember that awareness and laziness don’t dine together, so be sure to choose one of the two correctly. Knowing the location of the pipe lines associated with your home plumbing, as well as all the other drainage system pipes used in your house, you can create a routine fixture into your daily schedule that will keep reminding you to occasionally examine you home for any damages, leaks or signs of future leakages.

Outdoor and Indoor Water Damage Prevention

If you are doing a general inspection of your house drainage systems look at the appliances, pipes and sinks in your house, do not neglect the external inspection of your property. It is a good idea also to monitor the eaves, nozzles, gutters and look for blockages or spot clogs that prevent water from moving in the right direction. Also look at disjointed or weakened parts, covers or discolored siding as these visual signs indicate that water enters your house and can cause damage.

Proper maintenance of your home plumbing systems effects more than you could imagine. You need to stay on top of things in maintaining good look on the overall condition of your home piping to ensure that water damage doesn’t ambush you. Be sure that everything is in place around the foundation of your home so that when hard rain downpours of come about you worry less about water flowing into or underneath your home.

You do not have to check every day, but it’s a good idea to check your drainage system frequently when they are in use. The kitchen and Bathrooms are often the place where water damage frequently occurs, since they are like water stations in your home. Always watch out for the sound of running water when all water connection are turned off as well as drippy connections.Additionally, it is also a good idea to make sure all pipe fittings are solid and intact and that they do not show not any signs of wear. If you experience any leakage or other problems that may cause damage, correct the problem before water leaks get worse.

Another easy way to prevent water damage is to have your home inspected. If you don’t frequently have your home inspected, then there is a problem and the early you detect a problem the better. Always Keep tabs on the roof because if you don’t, you can rest assured that over time it will show signs of heavy wear and eventually will allow for water to enter your home and the wear will eventually get worse and turn into actual damage. Severe weather can advance this process by damaging or even removing shingles and other materials from your roof.


For more information, contact Vinny’s Jersey Plumbing, located in Wayne, New Jersey.  We service other towns in New Jersey, such as Bergenfield, West Orange and Fair Lawn.