Some Home Water Damage Can Be Prevented
If you're not in the remodeling or home repair business, there's a good
chance that you rarely get to see any home water damage. These are the
people that see it every day, they're working with it week after week
and they got a pretty good idea how much it costs to make water damage
repairs, so they're not going to let something like this happen to them.
If you're not in the business, I don't expect you to understand everything about water damage. I would guess that most people reading this article don't even know what type of water damage I'm actually talking about.
Problems like these can be avoided with a little bit of maintenance. Let me give you a few areas of your house that should be checked regularly or at least once every six months. Think of any areas that has water supply pipes going to them. Kitchens, bathrooms, wash machines, water heaters and anywhere else in the house, where water is going to or from these areas.
If all or most of your water supply pipes aren't visible, don't worry about it. We're only going to focus on the things that we can see and leave chance to the things that we can't. What you're going to be looking for is any discoloration around the water supply pipes, drains, traps, hoses, cabinets, floors, walls and even the ceilings.
If you notice any types of discoloration or spotting, you should inspect the area above the damage for water leaks. For example, if I have a dark spot underneath my kitchen sink, I would start looking for water leaks above it.
If you have spots in my ceiling and you have access to your attic, you should inspect the area above the ceiling spotting for roofing, plumbing or even heating and air-conditioning damage.
Water damage can be prevented with a little maintenance. Start looking for water leaks in areas around your home on a regular basis that are showing signs of spotting or discoloration. Once you find these spots, make the repairs as soon as possible.