Water damage is one of the most common issues that can affect your home. It can happen in the form of a roof leak, a burst pipe, or flooding. Be it bad weather or faulty plumbing, there are ways you can minimize the harm to your home. Using your diamond blade saw and other tools, you should be able to inspect and/or replace the various components of your home.
Water damage can be costly to repair. So to help you get started on your home maintenance, here’s what you need to do:
Inspect Your Home’s Exteriors
Remove water hoses
Water that’s left over in hoses can freeze back into the pipe and create an ice block which can stop water flow. To prevent blockage, once you’re done using hoses on outdoor faucets, you should disconnect them.
Clean your gutters
Every spring and fall, make sure you clean your gutters. This prevents blockage and ice dams which can lead to roof leaks.
Keep your landscaping in check
Minimize landscaping around pipes and gutters to prevent leaks or roof damage. If necessary, you have to remove trees and shrubs that are too big as these can damage your home should any bad weather occur in your area.
Inspect the Interiors
Know where to turn off the water main
Faucets can drip, and pipes can leak. So, should you go out of town for an extended period of time, it’s a good idea to turn off the water main. Knowing where to shut down the water main could also help you should a pipe burst while you’re at home.
Check your water-based appliances
Regularly check your appliances for any kind of leaks and have them repaired should the need arise.
Once you notice a leak, fix it right away
Should any form of leak occur, it’s a good idea to conduct the necessary repairs right away. Moisture can lead to more damage and may result in mold growth.
Check water pressure
If the water pressure at home is too high, pipes and hoses could be damaged. Purchase a water pressure gauge to find out your home’s water pressure. If water pressure exceeds 100 psi, you may have to install a pressure regulator.
Monitor the water bill
One way you can find out if there is a leak at home is by looking at the water bill. If usage suddenly jumps from the usual, it’s possible that you may have a leak. As we’ve mentioned earlier, it’s important to fix this right away.
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