Water damage prevention can help prevent major damage to your home. Many losses are covered by your homeowners insurance, but some are not. Always know what your policy covers, being better educated before a water loss occurs takes a little stress off when dealing with a water loss in your home.
There are a few steps you can take to protect yourself from some of the most common water damage incidents:
One of the most common is the incoming water from the hoses on your washing machine. Most homeowners are not home when a water loss occurs which makes it much worse. With so much pressure pushing on the hoses it’s always a good idea to check them regularly for cracks or deterioration. It would just be better to shut off the water source when your washing machine is not in use.
It is always a good idea to check water lines (ex: water lines to sinks, toilets, refrigerators etc.…) for moisture throughout your home, even a little drip over a long period of time can cause a lot of damage to your drywall and especially hardwood floors.
When families are gone and a pipe does happen to burst a tremendous amount of water can be released, even in a short period of time. So always remember to turn your water off if you happen to be going on vacation to help prevent water damage from happening to you and your family!