Caring for your plumbing in your Rancho Santa Margarita home now can help avoid unnecessary service calls in the near future. The number one reason that plumbing issues turn into emergencies is due to lack of maintenance.There are many ways to detect and avoid water damage emergencies in the home. It is important to keep an eye on a home’s plumbing system. The closer the system is monitored, the more likely it is that small issues will be caught and fixed before professionals, like those at Flood Pro, need to be dispatched. Here are a few things you can do to avoid any sort of water damage restoration need:
Maintain Your Home
Schedule a break from working at home- take a tour of your house. Start in the kitchen since multiple water sources offer many opportunities for leaks. Start at the sink; check the handles to make sure no water drips when they are turned to the off position. Check under the sinks, around the dishwasher, behind the fridge (and even the icemaker.)
Identify and address any leaks immediately. Unclog slow drains. When the water is slow to drain there may be a problem. Before it gets out of hand, use a homemade mixture of vinegar and hot water to flush down the drain and unclog any debris.
Bathrooms suffer water and humidity damage. Check for leaks around faucets, in the bath/shower enclosure and around the toilet. Look for stains and surface discoloration. Feel for soft or spongy surfaces that could indicate past or current damage.
Look up in every room, especially those rooms with plumbing fixtures above. Yellowing or streaks might also indicate leaks from the attic. Check the window sills for damage due to window problems.
Looking for these things will help ensure that you are prepared in case you do find a little water damage. By being on top of these parts of your home, you can keep restoration costs down.
Plan Ahead For An Emergency
If you were to experience a larger scale issue like a leaky pipe, learn to turn off the water. So now, as a precaution, locate where the shut off valve is at your house (usually near the curb next to the street.) Clear excess vegetation and dirt from the cover– you might need access in a hurry. This will help get the situation under control until a service professional from Flood Pro can come out and assess the damage and provide a restoration solution.
Even with the best precaution and maintenance, the inevitable water damage will happen. Flood Pro is on call to help you solve your water problems and keep you safe at home in Rancho Santa Margarita. Flood Pro has a 30-year reputation for trusted water damage restoration for protecting homeowners from serious water damage when disaster strikes. If you’re experiencing any type of water damage beyond what you can solve on your own, call now to discuss. If a pipe bursts or any other water enters the home, call 24/7 for emergency repairs.
These technicians are trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). They will quickly assess the situation to determine the fastest way of restoring your property.