Water damage and children

Children are by their very nature destructive. Practically from day one they are small tornadoes that leave chaos and panic in their wake. Give a child something nice quiet and constructive to do and within five minutes they were found a loud obnoxious and destructive application for it. So it always potential for damage how to prevent your children from causing water damage in your home?

One excellent way of preventing water damage in your home is to make sure the bottles and caps you give your children have sealed lids. This will prevent any excess moisture from seeping out onto the carpet, couch, loveseat, bed or other place in your home. Replace bottles that have had their nipples chewed through. Once the nipple has been chewed through the water will flow more rapidly and can cause more rapid damage.

Another great source for potential water damages during bath time. If you bathe your child in the kitchen sink then you should not fill up the same excessively in order to prevent water from being flung left and right. Once your child discovers the joy of splashing, its all over. Water can go everywhere very rapidly and your kitchen is full of electronic devices and appliances all of which could become damaged by water.

You can read every man who all about how to take care of children possible but there is no substitute for common sense. You will prevent much more damage by acting sensibly and cautiously then you could ever possibly prevent through reading.

Rain proofing your home

It’s a fact that in California when it starts to rain people appear to go insane. Drivers forget how to drive and start acting like there are on a go-kart track. People wear the most wildly inappropriate clothing for the weather and generally act like chickens with their head cut off. One area of rain management that Californians are particularly bad at is rain the proofing their homes. It doesn’t always rain in California but when it does it’s usually quite dramatic and for homes that are not prepared it can be quite devastating in the water damage Department.

Most homes in California are designed to deal with extremes of heat rather than extremes of water. One area of concern is the caulking around windows and doors. The heat during the summer months can cause the gawking to crack and break off and during the rainy season this will allow rain directly into your home causing untold water damage. One would prevent this is of course to replace the caulking in the fall.

Another area for concern is the ceiling of your home and the roof above it. If your roof is not properly maintained land water will make its way into your home and the damage can be lasting. Though it’s difficult to identify a problem area on the roof before it rains if you see cracked or broken tiles or loose or shifted shingles those should be replaced immediately. A small amount of prevention can save you a great deal of money in the long run. If your home has become flooded you should contact a quality water damage restoration company to effect repairs.