Avoid Water Damage

Five easy ways to avoid water damage
Today we address the matter of water damage in
homes. We hope this information will be of value to you in preventing saturation challenges in the future.
1.Switch to stainless steel hoses.
Switch to stainless steel hoses: Consider replacing standard rubber or plastic hoses with stainless steel- braided or mesh hoses. Worn out hoses with kinks, cracks or bulges need to be replaced immediately.
2. Don't leave dishwashers and washers running if you leave the house.
If something breaks while a home owner is away, what could have been a small mop-up job often turns into a thousand-gallon mess best left to professionals.
3.Check the attic air conditioners and swamp coolers.
Check attic air conditioners and swamp coolers: When attic systems fail, water damages everything that lies below. At least once a year, go up to the attic or roof to check these appliances before they wear out. Look for wear and tear and loose connections -- particularly if the unit is mounted on the roof and exposed to sun and rain. exposed to sun and rain.
4. Water Heaters.
Replace old water heaters: Water heaters do damage when they get too old and the tank rusts and bursts, allowing water to pour into adjacent rooms. On average, water heaters last 10 to 12 years. Don't wait for them to fail; replace your tank once a decade. Today's energy-efficient systems will also be cheaper to operate.
5. Consider water alarms.
Consider water alarms:
Home owners can install water alarms for a quick alert when an appliance isn't working right. Hooking up the system to an appliance is usually as simple as hooking up a hose to an outdoor faucet.

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Lonnie Snyder
Keller Williams Realty Southeast Sound
Phone: 206-406-2710
Website: http://www.callsnyder.com/
Lonnie Snyder is a full time real estate agent and REALTOR® with Keller Williams Realty specializing in Residential Real Estate for buyers and sellers in Washington’s Kent, Renton, Newcastle and South Bellevue.

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