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Preventing Water Damage: The Importance of Regular Plumbing Maintenance


We often overlook our plumbing system, which works tirelessly every day. However, neglecting plumbing issues can lead to significant water damage. Here are two common problems to watch out for:

1. Clogged Drains: Over time, drains, especially in the shower, can accumulate hair and debris, causing overflow. Tree roots and dirt can also lead to clogs in drains leading to and from your home. Addressing these issues promptly is crucial to prevent major water damage.

2. High Water Bills: An unexpected increase in your water bill could indicate a hidden leak in your home. To check for leaks, monitor your water meter when no water is being used. If it decreases over time, you likely have a leak that requires professional plumbing assistance.

Regular plumbing inspections are essential. Detecting issues early can prevent potential disasters. Signs of plumbing problems include squelching underfoot, extreme temperature changes in floors, and sudden rust stains or moisture on walls and ceilings.

The cost of plumbing system failure averages over $5000 after insurance deductibles, according to IBHS. Watch out for increased water bills, banging pipes, rust stains, and signs of wet soil erosion near foundations. If spotted, contact a water damage restoration company promptly.

To avoid sudden water damage, take care of your toilet. Allow the tank to fully refill after flushing to prevent overflows. Regularly inspect the tank and supply valves. Consider installing a water-efficient toilet to save on utility bills.

Remember, a little preventive maintenance can save you from significant water damage and costly repairs. Don't neglect your plumbing; schedule inspections at least twice a year to keep your property safe and dry.

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