How to prevent water damage in your home
Not always can you prevent water damage, but it is possible! Here are some tips and techniques you can use to prevent water damage in your home.
The most important thing you can do is regularly check places in your home that can cause water leakage. Here are just a few:
The kitchen — Make sure you check the hoses and pipes or leaks under the kitchen sink, the refrigerator, and the dishwasher.
Bathrooms — Inspect the caulking around the sinks, tubs, and toilets. If the caulking needs repair, you can either do it yourself or get a professional to help.
The laundry room — Check the washing machine hose to make sure there are no leaks. If there is dampness on the floor make sure you pinpoint the problem.
The roof — Make sure your gutters are working properly. This can be done by cleaning them regularly. Otherwise, water can back up into your attic.