Water damage can ruin your home. Worse yet, water damage can actually cause mold growth, which can make your living space uninhabitable. There are plenty of ways to clean out your home after it has fallen victim to water damage, but the best thing you can possibly do is take a preventative stance towards water damage and create conditions that decrease the effects of water damage or ensure that it doesn't occur. Throughout the course of this brief guide, you will learn a few steps you can take towards taking preventative measures against water damage. 

Refrain From Pour Grease Down Your Sink

Pouring grease down your sink drain is bad for a number of reasons. Among them include causing water damage. Grease will coat your pipes and will eventually lead to corrosion. Your pipes will eventually either fall apart of fall victim to bursting due to this activity. Pipes with gaping holes or joints that are in a state of disarray can and almost likely will leak. Leaking pipes can cause water damage to your floor, sinks, and unexposed piping can even cause damage to your walls. 

Plant Placement

Although this may not sound like an issue that would cause water damage, it most certainly can. When placing plants on your lawn, make sure that you do not plant them too close to your sprinkler or system. Plants, especially one with roots that grow particularly deep and haphazardly, can cause damage to your sprinkler system or even plumbing, causing pipes to burst and overflow into your home and cause water damage. 

Refrain From Using Chemical Based Drain Cleaners

Although it may seem easy to simply pour a bit of drain cleaner down your drain in order to rid yourself of any clog, this is not recommended for the health of your pipes. Chemical based drain cleaners, much like grease, can wind up corroding your piping, causing water damage throughout your house. It is recommended that you use a drain snake in order to take care of your clogging needs, due to the fact that it will not do serious damage to your pipes, and it is ultimately a much more affordable solution than having to perpetually purchase chemical-based drain cleaners.

This brief guide should have given you some idea of how to take a preventative stance against water damage in your home or lawn. If your house has fallen prey to water damage, it is best to call in a professional water damage restoration crew as well as professional plumbers.