Water damage prevention can help save you a flooded home and the experience of walking in to find your kitchen flooded or your ceilings falling in due to water intrusion. Water line connections are one of the biggest culprits when it comes to water intrusions in homes. Here are a few tips that can help reduce the chance that this might happen to you:
1. Incoming washing machine hoses: Even one broken hose can result in a tremendous amount of water flooding your home in just a few hours. The best idea is to turn off the hose valve when you are away from home.
2. Replace standard hoses with wire-braided, high pressure hoses. A little handyman work goes along way in preventing a “standard” hose break from happening in your house! Remember a refrigerator can release a large of amount of water in minutes or hours. While wood floors can be saved with our floor drying mats, water is their biggest enemy!
3. Fix even the smallest water leaks, even a tiny drip over time can result in a loss that is not covered by your insurance due to lack of proper maintenance to your home. A small drip can result in big damage to drywall, wood trim, flooring etc over time and also be a breeding ground for mold growth.
4. It’s a good idea to check under your kitchen and bathroom sinks for small drips as water can accumulate over time to create a big mess and damage to your cabinetry, not to mention mold growth! If you see a stain in your ceiling, especially if the ceiling is below a bathroom, make sure you inspect for moisture intrusion immediately.
5. Make sure your sump pump is working properly or you have a backup battery. The majority of water intrusion in basements is due to a failed sump pump.
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