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Tips to Minimize Water Damage During Plumbing Leak

It is no surprise that water damage is one of the most common occurrences in residential and commercial buildings. Even with regular maintenance by professional plumbers, you still need to be vigilant in detecting signs of a leak before it wreaks havoc in your building. Rooter Hero Plumbing is an experienced and well-equipped water leak detection service ready to help you minimize water damage during plumbing leaks. We have several tips to help you keep your premises safe and maintained to mitigate the risk of water damage.

When the leak is Outside

Your plumbing runs through your entire premises, meaning a leak can spring anywhere. However, when there’s a leak outside, you need to know the step to take to prevent further damage. The last thing you want is water making its way to your home. Here are steps to help you prevent that from happening.

Disconnect Hoses

Even when your faucets are turned off, standing water in the hose can freeze back into your plumbing and create a blockage. The severity of damage ranges from preventing water flow to burst piping and structural damage. When you disconnect your hoses, the chances of clogging the system and experiencing water damage are reduced.

Clean Downspouts and Gutters

Over time, gutters collect a lot of debris that prevents water from flowing when it rains. This not only causes damage to your roof and gutters, but the leaks that develop create puddles that seep into the foundation. It is essential to clean the gutter regularly and secure the downspouts so that they point away from your home.

Maintain Trees and Vegetation

A healthy lawn is aesthetically pleasing and safe to be around. However, when the roots wrap around your lines and break them, it becomes a tremendous problem that affects the efficiency of your plumbing and safety. Our professional plumbers recommend minimizing landscaping activities near utility lines to protect your pipes from roots.

When the Leak is Inside

Now that you know what to do when there’s a leak outside, here are steps to take when there’s a leak inside your building. While the best solution is to call a professional water leak detection service, here are steps you can take before our plumbers arrive.

Know the Location of Your Water Main

When there’s a leak in your home, the first step is to turn off the water main, stopping water from flowing to various taps. The water main supplies water to your home before it is distributed to other pipes. If you see signs of water damage, locate your water main and turn it off before it becomes more pronounced.

Maintain Appliances

Appliances connected to the plumbing system are the most common causes of water damage in most homes. We leverage innovative equipment to investigate and fix leaks promptly. Pay attention to your refrigerator hoses and washing machine by scheduling routine maintenance checks with a plumbing company.

Contact us at Rooter Hero Plumbing and schedule a consultation with our team of experts to learn more about preventing water damage. We provide a wide range of services, including water leak detection and repairs, keeping your plumbing in tip-top shape.

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