Water damage is one of the worst problems that homeowners can run into. Not only can it be incredibly expensive to repair, depending on the extent of the damage, but it can also create the potential for mold and mildew to form. This can pose a serious health risk to you and your loved ones, especially if anyone at your home has allergies, asthma, or other breathing problems. Follow these helpful tips to minimize your risk of water issues in and around your home.
Know Where the Shutoff Valve Is
Everyone in your home should know where the water supply shutoff valve is located. In many homes, it is in the garage, in the basement, or along the side of the house towards the front of the property. Make sure that everyone knows how to operate it as well. This way, if you encounter a burst pipe or other complication, you'll be able to turn off the water supply as quickly as possible to minimize the extent of the damage.
The better you are able to keep watch on your water system, the easier it will be to spot any potential leaks before they can cause major damage to your property. So, stay vigilant throughout the year to keep your home safe!
Be Sure You're Covered
If you have any questions about what kinds of water damage are and are not covered by your homeowner insurance, please get in touch with us and we can discuss your current policy with you and help identify any potential gaps in coverage.