Water damage is the leading cause of property destruction in Canada.
In addition to causing structural damage, water damage can also create mold, making it a costly and potentially health related problem. Sources of water damage include environmental factors such as heavy rain or overflowing rivers and lakes, water seepage through cracks in a home or business' foundation, walls, windows, doors and the roof, and the malfunction of common appliances such as water fountains, toilets, dishwashers, washing machines, ice makers, and pipes and plumbing. One of the most simple and effective ways of preventing or minimizing water damage is by having a water detection and shut off system in your home and business, such as the Sentinel H2NO System. There are some additional precautions you can take to prevent water damage as well as minimize it if it has already occurred. We've prepared a list of these tips to help keep your home free from the effects of water damage.