Conshohocken’s Patch & Paint Pros offers tips on how to avoid water damage

Conshohocken-based Patch and Paint Pros offers its best drywall and painting pricing of the year between December and February. If you have an indoor project, winter is a great time to get the work completed at the best price. Don’t wait until the spring when everyone wants to start new home improvement projects. To provide us with details on your project and to receive a free quote, click here.

We also want to offer some steps to take to avoid costly water damage this winter. Be sure to:

1. Turn Off & Drain exterior faucets and disconnect hoses
2. Set the Thermostat to a minimum of 55 degrees
3. Insulate Pipes in basements, crawl spaces, and the attic
4. Clean Gutters, downspouts, and exterior drains
5. Test the Sump Pump and backup battery

We hope these quick steps help prevent water damage. In the event you do see signs of water damage, below are a few additional helpful hints on preventing further damage:

Water Stains – If you’re not sure if it is an active leak, use a pencil to outline the stain. If the stain grows beyond the pencil line, the leak is still active. 

Active Leaks – If water is leaking from your ceiling, shut off the water as soon as possible. Next, use a screwdriver to poke a hole in the ceiling near the leak. This will allow the water to drain out and help minimize the area of drywall that needs to be replaced. 

Major Water Damage or Mold – Contact our friend Anthony at Dry-Tech Water Damage Restoration Services at 610-304-5117 for fast 24/7 emergency water damage restoration, mold remediation, and smoke and fire damage in the western suburbs of Philadelphia and surrounding areas.

Learn more about what to do if you already have water damage.

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