Preventing Summer Water Damage in Minneapolis

Water Damage Prevention 

Summer should be the time of the year you are able to kick back and take a break. The last thing anyone wants is a flood ruining their summer relaxation time. Unfortunately, flooding and water damage are common problems for many homeowners during the summer months. From our restoration experts at 24Restore in Minneapolis, here are a few tips for preventing summer water damage. 

Clean Your Gutters

A common problem during summer is rain gutters that become filled with leaves, dirt, and other debris. When too much of this accumulates in your rain gutters they are unable to do their job and filter rainwater away from the base of your home. This can very quickly lead to flooding and water damage in your basement. The good news is that the fix to this is very simple. Just clean your gutters! The bad news is that cleaning your gutters isn’t much fun. Nonetheless, this is a crucial step in keeping your home safe from flooding over the summer. 

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Watch Your Water Bill

One indication that there is leaking in your home is an unreasonably high water bill. However, this only does you good if you take notice that the bill is unexpectedly high. Make sure you know the baseline for your average water bill and you will be able to take note if one seems higher than it should be. 

Test Your Sump Pump

If your home does ever flood, one of the best ways to remove the floodwater from your home and reduce the damage is to use a sump pump. Sump pumps are usually set up in basements or crawl spaces and are able to quickly pump water out of your home during a flood. If you don’t have one of these on hand, we at 24 Restore in Minneapolis recommend you invest in one as they are very affordable and useful. If you have one already, make sure to inspect it regularly and make sure it is still working properly. The last thing you want is for your sump pump to fail right when you most need it. 

Repair Leaks

Don’t let any leak in your home, no matter how small, go without attention. Small leaks are often an indication of a bigger problem or potential flooding so failing to repair one right away can be a recipe for disaster. The best way to make sure there are no problems with leaking in your home may be to hire a plumber to do an inspection of your home for you so you can be assured there are no problems. 

Take Precautions Before Leaving on Vacation

Before leaving on any long-anticipated summer vacations, make sure to adequately inspect your home for potential water damage hazards. Make sure you close and lock all the doors, windows, skylights, and vents to keep out water and wind. If you are leaving for an extended period of time, you may want to consider turning your water off so no water from your home even has the chance of causing a flood. 

We at 24Restore are available 24/7 to address all of your water damage needs in Minneapolis. Please contact us if you find yourself in a stressful water damage situation. We will work quickly and thoroughly to ensure your property is restored back to normal.


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- Keith

Your team has been absolutely amazing, professional, sympathetic and wonderful. They took my mess and made it manageable as I shed a few tears, which they also consoled with empathy. At a time when we have floods and tornados city wide you responded within hours. Thank, I am impressed and I have passed the word on to many.

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