More Tips To Prevent Water Damage

Water/Flood-restorationHere’s some tips to prevent a big water damage in your home. It can save you money and a big inconvenience of having drying equipment and crews in your home for days.

  • Replace old water heaters. Water heaters do damage when they get too old and the tank rusts and bursts allowing water to pour into adjacent rooms. On average, water heaters last 10 to 12 years. Don’t wait for them to fail; replace your tank once a decade. Today’s energy-efficient systems will also be cheaper to operate.
  • Switch to stainless steel hoses: Consider replacing standard rubber or plastic hoses with stainless steel-braided or mesh hoses. Worn out hoses with kinks, cracks or bulges need to be replaced immediately.
  • Don’t leave appliances like dishwashers and washing machines running if you leave the house. If something breaks while a home owner is away, what could have been a small mop-up job often turns into a thousand-gallon mess best left to professionals.
  • Consider buying water alarms: Home owners can easily install water alarms for a quick alert when their appliance isn’t working right. Hooking up the system to an appliance is usually as simple as hooking up a hose to an outdoor faucet.

For any questions concerning water damage or in need of repairing water damage to your home, call TCM Restoration today!