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Avoiding Residential Water Damage

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

Running water faucet Disconnect any hoses from outdoor faucets

Pipes often burst in the winter and we are still well within winter. Leaks and pipe burst can be caused by many reasons other than weather-related so it is important to know causes for preventive measures. Pipes may burst due to poor installation or from aging. Stop a leak before it arises by following preventive measures.   

Outdoor Preventive Measures 

  • Clean out gutters
  • Check rooftops to see if it can handle heavy rains and hailstorms
  • Remove any tree branches that may hang over your rooftop
  • Disconnect any hoses from outdoor faucets and shut off any inside valves that supply water to outdoor faucets. 
  • Caulk cracks, holes, and any openings in outside walls and near foundation or water pipes
  • Wrap any exposed pipes with insulating materials like foam rubber or fiberglass sleeves. 
  • Weather-strip windows and doors

Indoor Preventive Measures

  • Monitor water bills in case there is undetected water damage
  • Check appliances for damage or leaks
  • Upgrade washing machine hoses, check for old or leaky hoses
  • Insulate walls and attics
  • Keep fireplace flues closed when not in use
  • Keep home temperatures at 55 degrees or warmer 
  • Ensure heater vents are not blocked

If a pipe bursts in your home shut off the water supply immediately. Once the water supply is shut off contact your insurance company and then contact SERVPRO Citrus Heights / Roseville and Carmichael at 916-966-2601

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