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. Read on for more leaky plumbing prevention tips, read on!

Contact your agent to get the help you need getting your home dreams back on track fast.

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