Water Damage Tips
Updated: Apr 25
There are some simple maintenance techniques that can help avoid the top causes of water damage to homes. The following list provides preventive measures to help avoid the top four common causes of non-weather-related water damage:
Leaks from washing machine hoses: Washing machine hoses should be inspected annually and replaced every five years – or immediately, if there are any signs of cracking or bulging. Keep the water turned off when not using the machine.
Leaky plumbing around water heaters: Plumbing should be inspected annually and repaired if there are any signs of leaks or corrosion. When possible, water heaters should be installed in an area with floor drains to minimize damage if leaks should occur.
Leaks from refrigerator ice machines: Ice maker connections, usually located behind the refrigerator, should be inspected annually and hoses replaced if they appear cracked or corroded.
Clogged drain lines on air conditioning units: Air conditioning drain lines should be checked at least yearly, but preferably more often .