Tips to Prevent Home Water Damage

Water in your home where and when it is not supposed to be is never a good thing. When it happens, it easily becomes a nightmare. First, you have to get rid of the water, and then you have to deal with all of the materials, appliances, and belongings that the water destroyed. Finally, even after the water is dry, you could still find that you get mold and mildew issues because of it. As with all things, an ounce of prevention equals a pound of cure. You can set yourself up to avoid major water damage in your home by adding these items to your home maintenance to-do list. 

Maintain Appliances

There are other appliances in your home that could also cause extensive water damage if they ever flood, aside from your HVAC. The obvious culprits are the dishwasher and the washing machine since they fill with water. If they break, they could easily flood the area around them and cause major water damage. Refrigerators and freezers are another source of potential water damage, especially when they have a water line that feeds an ice maker or water dispenser. You should make it a habit to check your appliances for issues whenever you do maintenance or clean them, especially the water supply tubes. You should also try not to run them when the house is empty, in case there is an issue.

Check Your HVAC

When you’re doing seasonal maintenance, make sure you check your HVAC unit and perform any needed preventative maintenance. If your unit has even a small leak, you could have a major water disaster on the horizon. It is a good idea to check over the unit weekly to look for leaking hoses, cracked pipes, or any other sources of leaks. Even excessive condensation could be the sign of a potential problem. If you notice anything, have a professional come in to assess the situation. Catching these issues early is key to preventing a huge amount of water damage that could be possible.

Have A Professional Handy

In the event of a water issue, it is important to have a professional on hand. Trying to do mold remediation on your own can cause even bigger issues. The sooner you can get a professional in to assess and repair the damage, the better it will be in the long run.

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