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Protecting Your Property: Tips for Preventing Water Damage During Construction

3/27/2023 (Permalink)

If you're having a home built or renovated, chances are your contractor has been talking to you about what to expect during the construction process. While most contractors will take great pains to protect your property from water damage, there are still some things you can do yourself and your family can do together to keep the home safe and sound during construction.

Take a proactive approach to construction water loss

In the construction industry, it is important to take a proactive approach to water loss. When you work with a contractor who understands how important it is for you and your business, they will make sure that they do everything they can to prevent water damage during construction.

Taking a proactive approach means working with contractors who have experience in this area. They know what types of materials work best and how long they last so that when something happens like a pipe bursts or there's an unexpected leak in your roofing system, the damage has been minimized as much as possible.

If you don't take this kind of approach, then when something does go wrong, it could cause major problems for both yourself and your business!

Fluctuations in temperature and humidity

You'll know it's happened when you notice leaky spots or uneven surfaces in your home. Fluctuations in temperature and humidity can cause your home's walls, floors and ceiling to move out of place. This is called "settling."

It's not always possible to prevent settling with simple measures like propping up furniture and avoiding heavy objects on shelves. If you live in an older home, there may be no way around it. If this isn't an option for whatever reason, maybe because the house is brand new, then here are some ways that contractors can help keep things level.

If you're concerned about water damage during construction, you may want to keep an eye on the weather forecast so that you know when to keep construction crews indoors.

HVAC and Proper Ventilation

Construction water loss can also come in the form of dirt, debris and dust getting into the air conditioning system. Your HVAC contractor can help you prevent this kind of problem by installing a proper ventilation system for your home during construction.

A proper ventilation system should include an exhaust fan that is capable of removing air from every room in your home and blowing it outside through an opening near where it exits the house.

Intake vents near windows or doors where fresh air enters the house, which allow you to control what types of pollutants enter your home.

Water damage in your home or business is among the most common problems faced by property owners, especially during construction. This is because water loss during construction can be quite severe and costly if not prevented in time. Preventing water damage during construction involves taking a proactive approach towards dealing with this problem. Hiring a professional when your property suffers from damage during construction.

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