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Don’t let water damage sneak into your home this Spring

4/26/2016 (Permalink)

   By the time water damage is noticed, it is usually too late and the damage has already been done. We may not have a scent or special power to always know where that one hidden leak or spoiled foundation is, but there are some areas that are important to be aware of. According to the writer of coolray.com, there are 5 different areas of your home to keep a regular inspection on. “ Coolray”  explains why each area is an important part of the home to pay attention to throughout the year. Although, some incidents cannot be prevented, being able to recognize the damage ahead of time can save a lot of money, resources and further damage done to your belongings.

Appliances

Some appliances such as water heaters, washing machines and refrigerators have a tendency to leak over time. These leaks can start off small, but if not taken care of, can turn into a big mess.

Basements

Basements collect moisture from drips through the foundation that tend to cover the walls. As the moisture evaporates, it creates more humidity, which in turn can cause condensation throughout the cold basement.

Plumbing

Even the smallest of leaks inside a wall can become a bigger issue over time. Make sure to check your plumbing periodically to make sure that there aren’t any loose attachments that could cause a leak down the road.

Pipes

A backed up pipe can lead to much more than just that pipe being clogged. As the pipe backs up, it can cause them to back up into other drains causing a massage leak or flood under floor boards or even behind walls. If there are signs of a clogged pipe, make sure to have it looked at immediately to stop further damage.

Air conditioner

Many people have seen the moisture that collects on air conditioners on a hot, sunny day. This moisture gets worse throughout the life of the air conditioner due to regular maintenance going unseen. Make sure to watch regularly for any signs of leaking or damage to the unit.

Source - http://www.coolray.com/blog/article/hidden_causes_of_water_damage/

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