Gary Davis from Farmer’s Insurance shared the following tips about preventing household water damage.
Did you know? – Ninety percent of household damage is the result of water damage and flooding. Broken water pipes are a major contributor to that figure. Electronic items are destroyed. Rugs, curtains and clothes are ruined. Electric shock risk is dramatically increased. At the very least, you’ll spend days cleaning up the mess, getting rid of the resulting mildew smell and getting your pipes fixed so you can resume your water service.
7 Ways to Prevent Water Damage
- Check your water heater annually for rust or leaks.
- Replace washing machine hoses every five years.
- Check washing machine control valves every five years.
- Locate the turn-off valve for your city water supply. Learn how to operate it.
- If your water bill is abnormally high for no apparent reason, do a complete inspection of your water system.
- Do not pour grease of any kind down your sink or disposal.
- Winterize outside water faucets during freezing weather and disconnect outside garden hoses from the faucet.
For more information, Gary Davis suggests visiting this link – http://www.farmers.com/flood_damage.html