Water Damage Prevention
Water damage is not always preventable, but there are some steps you can take to help ensure that it will not become a problem in your home. Certain areas of the home are prone to water damage at some point or another, so why not attempt to prevent that? Learning the ins and outs of prevention can save you a lot of time and money in the end.
One of the more obvious points in this list is knowing where your shut off valves are. Believe it or not, many people don’t think about this aspect of preventing water damage. Then, when it comes time to use these shut offs, you may find yourself wasting time and creating even more damage while in search for these valves. If you don’t know where each appliance’s shut off is, make sure you know where your home’s main water shut off is. It may be indoor or outdoor depending on where you live.
The rest is simple inspections.
Plumbing inspections, including all of the hoses and pipes, is an important step in preventing water damage. Water can easily come through any cracks, holes, or slits in these areas, creating a major problem for you. This also applies to hoses on appliances. Appliances such as washer/dryer, dishwasher, sinks, etc. should all be inspected. If you do notice any issues with pipes or hoses, call your local plumber to come fix them. Or if it’s something simple like a washer/dryer hose, you could easily replace it yourself.
Another thing to look out for are water heaters. Water heaters can last for an entire decade before finally breaking. Leaking is the biggest sign of something being wrong with the water heater, which can not only mean broken water heater but also potential water damage. If at any point you believe there is a problem with your water heater, make sure to call a technician right away.
Water damage is not always preventable, but by taking these steps, you are saving yourself from a lot of potential damage to your home. Keep in mind, whenever water damage does strike, you should call your local water restoration company. We offer free estimates and are willing to work directly with your insurance company when applicable.
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