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20 Tips to Prevent Water Damage in Your Home

6/28/2021 (Permalink)

Water Damage can Occure Due to:

  • A water heater
  • A broken line under your sink
  • A clog in a toilet
  • A split hose connected to an appliance

Preventing leaks before they start is the best way to prevent water damage. Here are 20 tips you can follow to lessen the likelihood of water damage to your home.

1. Inspect Sinks and Drains

2. Check Your Appliances Regularly

3. Shut off Your Water Main While Away

4. Know Where Your Water Shut-off Valves Are 

5. Install Leak Detectors

6. Install a Water Flow Monitoring System 

7. Check Water Pressure with a Pressure Gauge

8. Buy or Replace a Pressure Release Valve

9. Fix the Caulking Around Your Home

10. Monitor Your Water Bill

11. Clean Gutters and Downspouts

12. Install Gutter Guards

13. Clean Downspouts and Decline Your Soil

14. Maintain Trees and Shrubs

15. Deline Your Soil

16. Monitor Your Sump Pump

17. Fix Water Leaks

18. Repair Your Chimney

19. Replace Copper Pipes 

20. Install Floor and Drain Pans

If you have any questions on these tips feel free to give SERVPRO of Coos, Curry, & Del Norte Counties a call (541)808-2600.

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