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Prevent Water Damage in Your Home

7/26/2021 (Permalink)

A person repairing a washing machine. Having a maintaining routine on pipes will prevent water damage in your Kaysville, UT, home.

Water damage can lead to ongoing trouble for homeowners in Kaysville, UT, so learning to keep control of water in a home should be a priority. While water often flows through the house in pipes, sinks, basins, toilets, and appliances, there are several places where water should never be:

  • Basements
  • Carpets
  • Crawlspaces
  • Floors
  • Walls

The most effective way to prevent mishaps such as a slowly dripping faucet or a broken pipe is through routine maintenance and simple repairs.

Keep the Drains Flowing

One of the simplest maintenance steps is to keep your drains clear. This generally means preventing hair and other items from flowing into the drains and toilet. If there is a clog in the sink, shut off the water and clear out the P-traps. More complicated clogs may require the services of pipe cleanup and repair professionals.

Watch Out for Signs of Trouble

Water leaks can occur along pipes, near appliances, and at connector points throughout the home. Many of these leaks can be avoided simply by visually inspecting the areas of water in a home. Check hoses and connections. Look for signs of consistent drips, water stains, and dark spots. Repair caulking around sinks, tubs, and showers. Keep a close eye on water pressure. You may spot a broken pipe simply by recognizing that the water pressure has dropped. It's much easier and less expensive to fix a broken pipe early than to wait until it has caused serious damage.

Take a Look Outside

Be sure to pay attention to the exterior of the home, as well. Keep the gutters around the roof of the home clean and in good repair. Prevent water from accumulating around the foundation. Make sure the land in the yard slopes away from the home. If there's a sump pump on your property, check it at least once a year and test it during periods of heavy rain or snow.

Focus on Prevention

Preventing water in the home from getting into areas where it doesn't belong is simple with routine maintenance and timely repairs. When water damage does occur, reach out to SERVPRO professionals who get there Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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