How do I prevent water damage?

Some forms of water damage are unavoidable. If a water source like a river or creek runs over during a flash flood, there’s little you can do about that. Or if the neighbor leaves their tub on while you’re on vacation, you’re out of luck! If you already have damage and need help with water damage restoration, Moving Forward Restoration LLC will gladly help restore your property back to its pre-crisis condition. But if you haven’t had to endure a water disaster, there are some common sources of water damage that you can prevent with proper care and maintenance.

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Check for a leaky roof

Regular roof inspections can greatly reduce the chance of water getting into your home. By having your roof looked at regularly, contractors can catch small issues before they expand. If you notice water dripping from your ceiling, there could be a lot more where you can’t see it! The roof space between your ceiling and the roof needs to have a good amount of water accumulation before it drips down. This means that you could have structural problems as well as the possibility of mold and should have a professional restoration company come by right away.


What if I’m in an apartment? If your ceiling is dripping because of your neighbor above you, it’s not your fault! Try to get ahold of them, and if you can’t, call the maintenance person for your complex. If you can’t get in touch with them when there’s a major leak or large volumes of water coming through your ceiling, you can call the local fire department and explain the situation.

Plumbing inspections can prevent pipe bursts

Pipe bursts are one of the most common ways a property gets water damage. While they might seem like something that happens by chance, there are several things you can do to significantly reduce this risk. A plumbing inspection is one way to prevent bursting pipes. If you’ve never had a plumbing inspection before and you live in an older building, you might find that your pipes are made out of an obsolete material like galvanized piping that doesn’t last too long. And if those corrode too much, they can cause major leaks in your property!

Did you know?

Over $5000

The average plumbing system failure costs over $5000 after insurance deductibles!


Be on the lookout for signs of water damage!

Sometimes, finding the source of water damage is easy, such as a faucet that won’t turn off. But if it’s in an unusual place like your ceiling, walls, or crawl space, you might not notice it for awhile and it’s important to keep an eye out for typical signs. Mold removal services Portland

  • Discoloration on your walls, ceilings, or floors, especially a brownish color.
  • Sagging in your ceiling, particularly when it appears suddenly.
  • A strange, unpleasant odor near your walls.
  • Visible mold accumulations that return when you clean them up.
  • Unusually high water bill usage that doesn’t match your expectations.

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