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20 Tips to Prevent Water Damage in Your Home

7/5/2022 (Permalink)

Water Damage can Occurs 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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