How to Prevent Water Damage

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Moisture can be a dangerous thing to have in your home because even just the smallest amount can lead to serious water damage problems. Eventually the moisture and water damage will promote the growth of mold which will cause you a whole new set of problems. Preventing water damage is the key to a healthy home with a high quality of indoor air.
Compare Water Bills
There are many reasons why your water bill can increase from month to month. If there is no significant change in your monthly usage, but the bill has increased substantially then you may have a water leak. Since pipes are hidden in walls and floors you may not notice when you have a leak. This leak will cost you money, and it will eventually lead to water damage and mold growth.



Routinely Clean Your Gutters
Many homeowners will avoid cleaning their gutters, or they will do it as an annual chore. Gutters should be checked monthly and should be cleaned if there is any debris sitting in them. A blockage can prevent proper water flow and drainage which can lead to roof leaks and crawl space flooding.



Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned
A forced air HVAC system will carry air throughout the ductwork and disperse it throughout the house. When the air in the home has a higher humidity than normal, the ductwork can begin to show signs of water damage and mold. Having your air ducts cleaned annually can remove any water damage or mold buildup that may have started to grow.



When you decide to have your air ducts cleaned, rely on the pros at EnviroGreen Boston. Not only will your air ducts be free of water damage, but they will also be free of dust and debris that can lower the air quality in your home. To learn more, or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (844) 775-7700.

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