If you’re currently dealing with water damage in your home, you’re probably wondering what you can do to avoid finding yourself in this position again.
It’s not always possible to prevent water damage (sometimes, accidents just happen, no matter how careful you are). However, by making some simple changes to the ways in which you monitor and maintain your home, you can avoid a lot of serious water-related issues. You can also save yourself a lot of time and money, too.
There are a lot of steps you can to decrease your vulnerability, including the following:
Clean Rain Gutters and Downspouts
Clogged rain gutters and downspouts can lead to water pooling and leaks or flooding in your home. Clean them at least twice per year and make sure your downspouts are pointed away from the house.
Manage Plant Life
Trees and shrubs that are overgrown can wrap around your pipes and cause them to break. Keep them trimmed back and avoiding letting them overtake your property.
From refrigerators to washing machines and HVAC systems, if your appliances aren’t working properly, there’s a lot of potential for leaks, flooding, and water damage inside your home. Be sure to have your appliances inspected on a regular basis and address any problems as soon as possible.
Check for Leaks Regularly
It’s essential to inspect your pipes and plumbing regularly, too. Don’t wait until there is water pooling up under your sink to deal with the problem.
Check the pipes on a regular basis. If you do notice a leak or a small crack, fix it right away, before you also have to pay to repair all of the water damage the leak caused.
Monitor Your Water Bill
Finally, don’t forget to keep an eye on your water bill. If you start to see your bill creeping up and aren’t sure why, that can be an indicator of a leak somewhere in your house. Start searching so you can take care of it quickly.
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