Preventing Water Leaks
As a homeowner, you’ve got a lot to think about when it comes to protecting your dreams – maintenance, family safety, bills. You may want to add preventing water damage to that list. From a burst pipe to an overflowing sink or dripping dishwasher, water leaks can happen in many places throughout your home.
Keep your dreams dry by taking these steps if you notice a water leak:
- Shut off water to the appliance that’s leaking. If that’s not possible, opt to shutting down your home’s main water supply until repairs are made.
- If water is leaking near any electrical outlets, take the safe route and turn off the electricity until the problem is fixed – be sure to call an electrician to check it all out after the fact as well.
- If the leak is extensive, turn to the pros. Call a plumber and water removal expert to clean-up and repair.
- Switch on fans and a dehumidifier to start drying out wet areas.
- If water is leaking from your ceilings, grab a bucket to catch the drops. If the ceiling is bowed, there could be a large amount of water – call a water removal expert to take care of the more serious leaks like this.
- Use towels and mops to soak up any excess water. This will prevent further damage to your home.
- A wet/dry shop vacuum can pull water out of your carpet – a handy investment!
- If any room in your home is slightly flooded, you may want to put blocks under your furniture to safeguard it from water.
Dealing with a water leak in your home isn’t easy – even after you’ve taken these smart steps. Contact your agent to get the help you need getting your home dreams back on track fast.
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