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Water damage prevention in any season around your property, house, office?

Prevention is always the best solution, minimize the cost, saves time and money.

*8 important tips on how to get fall and winter- or any season ready in order to prevent any water damage to your property.

Fall is the best time to prepare our garden, around the house, and inside the house in order to get our home or property winter as safe as possible. We all are so familiar with Toronto long and cold winter months. By proper preparation, we could promote water-damage-prevention to our home during the wintertime and any other time of the year.

These 8 safety tips will prevent water damage to your property as much as possible.

Either you can do these steps by yourself or hire a professional to help.

1* * Eavestroughs and downspouts cleaning in fall in fall seasons,

with leaves falling, critters, and all other dirt collected in downspouts and Eaves troughs need to clean to prevent any blockage in those areas. If water does not easily flow out through your Eaves troughs and downspouts away from your home, it will find its way back to your house somehow and causes water damage. Water is the worse enemy of the house, if water normal ways of going away from your house, water will find its way back to the house, possibly basement, and causes water damage.* *water damage restoration could be costly and if not done professionally will cause mold formation mold remediation which is very expensive.*

2.* *Make sure Caulk around windows and doors

caulking around windows, door, and other openings will prevent any air from going inside or out of doors and windows.* This will prevent any energy loss and cost of utilities.* There are also some Vents around the house like dryers, kitchen & bathroom exhaust fan, cables, and pipes that also needs to be Caulking as well.

3.* *Make sure to check or replace weather stripping on doors, windows, ...

All-weather stripping around the doors, windows, and garage door needs to be checked and replaced if needed.* Those weather stripping lose their effectiveness and protection over the years. These will make sure you save energy and minimize the cost of utilities. Do not forget to check the attic openings should also have weather stripping that needs to be checked and repair if needed.

4.* *Do not forget to Inspect your roof, attic and chimney

Checking your roof to make sure your shingles are all working properly, if any repair or replacement needed, fall will be a good time to take care of that by roofing professionals.* Any roof leakage could cause water damage to your house. Checking Chimney from outside to inside, to make sure it is clear from leaves, dirt, crumbling bricks, bird nest, squirrel nest, and any critters.

in your attic check for any water damage or holes, or mold from roofing. Make sure you check for any animal nest inside attic insulation and vents are not blocked. Soffits connect the overhang of your roof to the top of your exterior walls and help vent unconditioned attics. Keeping these vents clear is important in having a healthy home.

5.* *Clean and cover your air conditioning unit in Fall each house air condition is different and based on manufacturing instruction, make sure you clean and shut off and cover properly for winter months.

6.* *Shut-off and drain outside faucets

Outside faucet must be off and make sure to drain all the water inside in fall before freezing time.* If the faucet properly not shut off, it can lead to pipes and faucets bursting or cracking and can create a huge, potentially expensive, disaster in wintertime.

7.* *Clean and inspect your furnace

It is important before you turn on the heat, to clean the furnace, change the filter, do air duct cleaning. your family breaths clean air that pushes around from the ducts.* Changing a new filter will help the quality of the air and also the furnace will work properly and finally helps with heat efficiency and cost. The filters should be replaced every 3 months. If you vacuum around the furnace inside the floor and air intake vents, all will keep air moving better so the furnace will not work as hard.

8.* * Finally,* Do Not forget to do the following important checkups and maintenance for wintertime

Clean and inspect your fireplace
Clean and inspect your dryer vent
Change the batteries in your smoke detectors
Make sure carbon monoxide detectors working
Inspect fire extinguishers
Inspect and test sump pumps
Empty and store rain barrels
Winterize outdoor lawn equipment

If you can do all these checkups and maintenance by yourself will be great.* If you need any professional help in check and repair get professional help.

If you do all these checkups and still had water damage or wet basement for any other reason, 5 Star Cleaning5 star cleaning water damage certified, insured and professional technicians will provide 24/7 Flood Emergency & Water Damage Restoration service in GTA and Toronto.

For any water damage tips, Water Damage Safety Tips concerns, or questions, or in case of water damage restoration needs, please do not hesitate to contact our 24/7 emergency hotlines.

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Thanks for sharing
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wow you've got a perfect list for that. thanks
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Thank you for the information. Being proactive about leaks and addressing them properly is my number one takeaway.
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Awesome list, I will follow this steps in future, can you expain in detail about drain outside faucets.
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Nowadays, itís very important to have a waterproofing solution for leakage and sewage systems. And for that, it is hard to stay without waterproofing solutions. Trust me. Itís worth to rely on basement waterproofing for your waterproofing contractors in Toronto. I've used their services before and will be using again should I have a leaky basement.
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