You would think that as a plumber I would be immune to water damage in my own house, However, that is far from the case.
Water can be a cruel mistress and has cost me personally thousands in damages. Please take on board my advice and tips, these are all pearls of wisdom and all from experiences over the past 20 years of plumbing.
Water damage can be very expensive when disaster strikes.
Millions of dollars are wasted annually due to damage caused by water, more interesting is the fact that with simple education we can reduce and even eliminate water damage from affecting our houses.Be it your living room being flooded due to a burst pipe in the laundry area, the cupboards and vanities being ruined due to an undetected leaking pipe or the bedroom getting drenched due to a leak in the roof.
As a homeowner, there are some things that you can do on your end so as to prevent water damage from occurring inside your house.
- One of the main causes for water damage inside the house is due to a burst pipe. The most common pipe to have this problem is the flexible hose. This is the flexible hose made of plastic that is found underneath the sink and basin and even in your toilet. This flexible hose breaks down over time and if left undetected can cause a major leak and cause extensive water damage to your property. So always make it a habit to check the flexible hoses if they don’t have any leaks or have worn off in time.
2. Make sure your drains are clean and clear. Your property has two types of drains; the sewer drain and the stormwater drain. Sewer drains take away all your waste water from your toilet, kitchen and laundry area out of the house and goes to a Waste Treatment plant. Stormwater drains, on the other hand, takes away rainwater from the property and goes to the natural waterways like the rivers, lakes and the ocean.
Check your gutters and roof and clear and clean them of any debris. Your gutters can become blocked with leaves, twigs, and branches that have accumulated on top. So when a heavy downpour occurs, this causes water to overflow and run down the eaves and can go inside your house and trickle down your roof. Make sure then to clean your roof of debris and trim trees that are near your roof so as to prevent leaves accumulating on top.
Always remember, preventive measures are the best approach in order to prevent water damage from occurring in your property. If you got any plumbing work done, call your expert plumbers right away.
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