Water Damage Can Have Lasting Effects — Learn Ways to Prevent

Water damage is one of the most devastating home catastrophes that can occur. It can go unnoticed for a long time, and often homeowners do not even realize there is a problem. Read on, and learn some of the most effective ways to prevent costly repairs.


Gutters are an easy home feature to miss since you never really get an idea of how bad they are until you get the ladder out and check. However, if they are clogged or damaged, they can easily cause additional damage to other areas, including exterior walls, foundations and windows. They should be cleaned out regularly, and any sections that are no longer sound should be replaced before the next rain. Any exterior surfaces that have been damaged by water should also be replaced to avoid warping and deformation of surrounding features.

Fixtures and Appliances

Fixtures and appliances are another common source of water damage. Since plumbing connections tend to be hidden, damage can already be extensive by the time you notice. You should check those connectors periodically to ensure there are no leaks. If you do notice a leak, you should repair it or have it repaired as soon as you can. Leaking water can harm your foundation and you can incur substantial repair costs. Water damage can be harmful to you, too, and ignoring a water problem can result in the growth of bacteria and mold, which can make you sick. Common problem areas to check include:

• Water Heaters • Dishwashers • Washers • Toilets • Sinks

For expert advice or assistance in solving water damage or any other problems associated with home comfort, please contact Beyer Boys. We have been providing expert service with a family touch in San Antonio since 1990.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in the greater San Antonio, Texas area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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