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March
2018

3 Ways to Avoid Water Damage

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What do you think of when you hear the term “water damage”?

Water damage can be as simple as a kitchen sink or bathtub overfilling and splashing onto the floor below. Or a toilet not flushing properly and overflowing onto the bathroom floor or even going through to the floor below the bathroom if the bathroom is on an upper level of your home. It can also be a little more serious, such as when a broken pipe spews water everywhere in your basement after the water has been turned back on in the springtime. It can be a frozen pipe bursting and filling your basement. It can be a dishwasher or washing machine malfunctioning causing water to sit on floors of your home. It can be rainwater from heavy rains entering your home from the outside and collecting in your basement.

No matter what from source, water damage in your home is bad news. Even the tiniest bit of water can cause all kinds of problems, from pesky odors to more severe problems, such as mold or structural damage to your home. These all result in money out of your pocket and inconvenience for you and your family.

How Can You Prevent Water Damage?

There are three things you can do to help prevent water damage in your home.

• Know the water supply turn-off location. If a pipe breaks and spews water all over, knowing how to turn off the water is important. You have pipes and water supply points all over your home. The one main turn-off location should be on everyone’s mind.

• Repair leaking faucets now. What may be dripping slowly can quickly become a bigger problem soon. And don’t forget those hoses under the sink that feed the dripping faucet. They can burst, too. Look for wet areas under all sinks.

• Change the hoses on your washing machine. Washing machine hoses are pretty cheap to replace but if one of them were to burst, it’s disaster time. These hoses are always under pressure and if they, for some reason, tend to break when you are not at home.

Take proactive measures and prevent a water damage emergency from happening to your home or business!

But when the worst thing happens, such as a water damage in your home, don’t delay. Call your water damage pro today! All Dry Water Damage Experts can be reached 24/7/365 at 303-478-6127. We are here to help you!

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