Tips to Prevent Water Damage

Water damage in your home can happen very fast, and without any warning, causing hundreds or thousands of dollars’ worth of damage. Follow these tips to help prevent water damage in your home.

  • Incoming washing machine hoses. Make sure to check your incoming washing machine hoses regularly, and replace old, outdated hoses with braided high pressure hoses.
  • Other water lines. Check all water lines at least once a month to ensure they are not leaking and causing major damage. The extended, slow dripping of uncheck lines can easily allow water to migrate under flooring without being noticed.
  • Water line connections. Check all water line connections regularly simply by feeling the lines to see if they are wet or damp.
  • Ice damming. When the insulation in the attic does not reach the outside wall, it can allow the heat from the house to melt snow on the roof, allowing it to move under the shingles and cause damage inside your home.

It is also important to ensure that you have the most comprehensive homeowners insurance to protect your home from damage by contacting Miller Insurance Associates in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.