Preventing water damage

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A small drop can make a big problem

There are many ways to prevent a water damage. If, however, water damage occurs at your home, it is important to know where to find and close the main water valve. Make sure all members of your family know the location of the main valve and ensure that it can be easily accessed.

Identify - Water damage often occurs in a kitchen, in a bathroom or when a water supply system fails. A dishwasher, a sink, a fridge and a freezer are the main causes of water damages in a kitchen. Take care to protect the wall and floors, floor drains and a washing machine in a bathroom. The water supply network is subject to the rust and freezing.

Prevent - Take the habit to always turn off a dishwasher and a washing machine water taps when they are not in use. Seal water and drain pipelines. Occasionally check the condition of water pipes and connections. Clean the water lock of the drying board and sink regularly.

Prepare - Place a water-resistant base under washing machines and kitchen refrigerators. Nowadays, electromagnetic or manual water traps are available that close a water supply if there are leaks in pipes, joints or taps.

Act Correctly - In the event of a water accident, shut off the main valve quickly. Limit the flow of water as much as you can and quickly dry all visible water. If required, call for drying professionals.

A bathroom has several weak points: pipes, floor drains, connection points that increase the risk of leakage and water damage.

Published 2019-02-20 15:11 , updated 2019-02-20 15:10

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