Leak Tips for Minnesota Homeowners

April 4 2018 /

leaks

small leaks can actually be a major issue, so knowing if you are covered and how to prevent water damage are just as important. these tips should help you discover any potential water problems before they arise and keep your home leak free.  

 

Check appliance hoses –  they don’t make things as durable as they used to.  Consider Replacing rubber hoses with a stronger steel-braided hoses. By making this quick fix you could potentially save thousands in water damage.

Broken tiles – these might not seem like a big deal but they can cause water to leak into the floors or walls. Replace those cracked tiles and re-grout when needed. your feet will thank you!

Run Large Appliances only when you’re at home – Washing machines are the biggest culprits! Make sure that you are nearby so that if a leak does spring up you can stop the appliance before it is to late!

Vacation Precautions – When going on vacation, take some time after you have packed and turn off the main water supply to your house.

Keep storm drains near your house clear of leaves.

Install a gutter guard –  This can prevent a rooftop disaster caused by drain clogs, and also prevents flooding by water that isn’t carried away from the house.

Install a water pressure gauge – An inexpensive gauge can prevent damage caused by water pressure that’s too high.  Pressure should be between 60 and 80 PSI.