Plumbing problems are one of the most common ways for a home to be devastated by water damage. Don’t let this happen to you! Below are four of the most common ways that plumbing problems lead to water damage to help you prevent it from happening to you. Don’t ever hesitate to give us a call at Proven Professional Construction Services for any emergency plumbing or water damage restoration help you may need whether it be from plumbing problems or anything else.
A quality residential water heater can last up to a decade if you take good care of it. Because your water heater is used so frequently (multiple times every day) you should be checking it every month to make sure there is no damage and everything is functioning properly. Water heater floods should not be taken lightly. They can do a lot of damage and spread large amounts of floodwater throughout your home very quickly.
First of all, metallic plumbing hoses are preferable to rubber ones. If you do have rubber hoses, it’s not a necessity but it is recommended that you should replace them with metallic ones. This is because metallic hoses are far more durable and less likely to break than rubber hoses. Specifically, they are better-suited to withstand inclement weather and last longer (up to 15 years).
It’s inevitable that your sink drains will get clogged from time to time. This can lead to serious water damage throughout your home. Install a sink trap in your dream to catch any larger particles that are likely to cause floods. Also, you should avoid pouring cooking oil and fatty fluids into your sink. They will clog it up quickly as well. Last of all, using a drain cleaner should be your last resort. It is very caustic and tough on your pipes. If you can use anything else to fish the debris out, you should use that first.
Making it a priority to spend the extra time necessary to regularly check and tune-up your plumbing is not easy. With all the things you likely have going in your busy schedule, there isn’t much time to keep a close eye on your plumbing. However, by sacrificing a little bit of your time to do this, you’ll be able to keep your home far more protected about plumbing disasters.
Your plumbing is an essential aspect of the functionality of your home. Yet, it can become a serious problem that causes significant damage and flooding if you aren’t careful. We hope you find the tips above helpful for keeping your plumbing from causing water damage. However, if your Raleigh home ever suffers from a plumbing or water damage disaster don’t hesitate to give us a call.