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Preventing Water Damage

Preventing Water Damage

March 08, 2016

Water damage can cause serious structural damage to your home. Termites and ants are drawn to damp wood which causes mold and mildew. Here are 10 tips to consider adding to your homes annual checklist that can help you avoid large repair bills.

  1. Ensure gutters are clean.
  2. Downspouts should be directed 10′ away from the house.
  3. Adjust irrigation to ensure water flows away from foundation.
  4. Yard should be sloped away from foundation.
  5. Sump pump should be tested once a year.
  6. Check appliances for leaks including ice maker.
  7. Replace any hoses before they become a problem.
  8. Keep an eye on your water bill.
  9. Don’t pour grease down your sink.
  10. Turn off the main water valve and check the water meter to see if it is still moving.

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