5 45th Avenue NW • Minot, ND 58703

Water damage can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare. It not only ruins your precious belongings but can also cause significant harm to the structure of your home. At Carpet Patrol, we understand the severity of this issue and have made a list of preventive measures you can take to protect your home from water damage.

Check Your Home Regularly

The first step towards preventing water damage is regular inspections of your home. Pay special attention to areas like the bathroom, kitchen, and basement as they are more prone to water leakage. Look for signs of moisture or mildew, which could indicate a hidden leak.

Maintain Your Gutters and Downspouts

Gutters and downspouts play a crucial role in directing rainwater away from your home. Make sure they are clean and free from debris to prevent blockages. Also, ensure that the downspouts are directing the water at least 5 feet away from your home to avoid foundation issues.

Install a Sump Pump

If your home has a basement, consider installing a sump pump. This device helps to remove water that has entered your basement and prevents it from causing significant damage. Remember to check and maintain your sump pump regularly to ensure it is working correctly.

Inspect Your Roof

Your roof is the first line of defense against rainwater. Regularly inspect your roof for any signs of damage and repair them promptly. Even a small leak can lead to significant water damage over time.

Keep an Eye on Your Water Bill

A sudden increase in your water bill could be a sign of a hidden leak. If you notice any unusual spikes in your water usage, it could be worth having a professional plumber investigate.

Be Mindful of Your Landscaping

Certain plants and trees have invasive roots that can cause leaks in your pipes. When landscaping, choose less aggressive plants and make sure to plant them a safe distance from your pipes and other water lines.

Invest in Water Sensors

Water sensors can provide an early warning of a leak or flood. Place these sensors in high-risk areas such as the bathroom, kitchen, and basement to alert you of any potential issues.

Regular maintenance and inspections can save you from the costly and stressful experience of water damage. We are committed to helping you keep your home safe and dry. For professional help with water damage prevention and restoration, don’t hesitate to contact us!