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4 Tips for Water Damage Prevention

12/9/2020 (Permalink)

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Here Are Four Tips For Preventing Water Damage

When it comes to the list of things you never want to deal with as an owner, finding water in your home is definitely near the top. 

1. Inspect Pipes Regularly
It is easy to forget about pipes that are tucked away in the basement or crawl space. Because they are out of sight, a cracked or broken pipe here can go for a long time without being noticed. A tiny leak can lead to a lot of damage if left unchecked, so it is important to inspect your plumbing system every couple of weeks.

2. Check for Leaks
The next time you are grabbing something from under the bathroom sink, take a moment to look for standing water. Other common things to check are the area under your kitchen sink, any appliances that use water, the toilet and your water heater. Performing a visual check once a week can keep minimal any possible damage to your cabinets and floors due to water in your home.

3. Avoid Chemicals
The chemicals that are used to unclog drains are corrosive. Over time, they cause your pipes to weaken and can lead to cracking and bursting. Before you reach for the drain cleaner, try other methods of unclogging your pipes. For instance, you can use a wire hanger to fish some clogs from drains.

4. Call a Plumber
Leaking or flooding water is a problem that can lead to other issues. If you discover a plumbing problem, it is best to call a professional. Plumbers have the equipment to take care of pipe cleanup quickly, and if there is damage, they can point you in the direction of a reputable water damage repair expert.
Having to deal with water in your home in Club Creek, TX, becomes less of an issue if you take simple steps to prevent, recognize, and repair damage properly.

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