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Aug192013

Ten Ways to Prevent Water Damage

About one quarter of all homeowner’s insurance losses in the United States are caused by water damage.  Just a few steps could help you prevent a water damage from happening:

  1. Know where your water shutoff valve is located.  Be sure that the entire family knows how to shut off household water supplies in the event of a sudden pipe or hose break.

  2. Let faucets drip during extremely cold weather. This keeps the water moving and helps to reduce the chance of freezing.

  3. Never leave the house with appliances, such as dishwashers or washing machines still operating.

  4. Turn off the water while you’re out of town. Many homeowners have returned from vacation to find their washer hoses have burst and flooded their homes.

  5. Inspect your plumbing every year. You should inspect your water pipes and fittings annually. This is a simple check that takes only a few minutes but could prevent thousands of dollars in water damage.

  6. Inspect your water heater, washer, dishwasher, sinks, toilets and refrigerator ice maker for evidence of water leaks and repair immediately.

  7. Use the exhaust fan in the bathroom while the shower is on. This helps to remove steam from the room.

  8. Check your hoses and replace them if they indicate wear.  Consider replacing hoses to your washer and dishwasher every two to five years.

  9. Repair window and door cracks with caulk. This helps to prevent water from seeping into the house from outside.

  10. Clean out gutters and down spouts regularly. This helps prevent overflowing, which may damage your roof.

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Reader Comments (1)

Water damage is indeed a serious thing to consider. It can ruin almost everything you have at home. It may be a little water or not.

September 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAriel

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