How to Spot, Prevent and Keep Your Home Safe
If you are reading this, then chances are that you have experienced some sort of water damage in your home. This can be devastating and stressful for homeowners. Not only is the water damage a big concern, but mold growth is also an issue if it gets out of hand. We want to help make sure that our readers don’t end up suffering from either one of these problems by providing them with essential tips on how to spot, prevent and keep their homes safe from water damage!
-Install a sump pump to prevent water from seeping into your basement. If you do not have one, or if it is failing, then call in experts for help with installation and repair.
-Check the pressure of all plumbing fixtures regularly to ensure that they are functioning properly according to manufacturer specifications. This can be done by using gauges attached at the end of pipes which will point out any problems quickly before they get worse.
-Keep an eye on your home’s gutters and downspouts as these may become clogged over time leading them to overflow during rainstorms causing leaks onto floors below. Make sure that there is no debris or other material blocking their flow pattern.
-If you have any fixtures near a water source, then make sure to use GFCI outlets whenever possible. These prevent electrical shock due to contact with water and should be installed in all parts of the home wherever there is an appliance that may come into contact with it.
-Keep your toilet flapper clean as buildup can lead to leaks when it gets old or worn down over time. This small task can help prevent major problems like burst pipes!