Avoiding Water Damage Claims
It's never too soon to start thinking about or doing home repairs. Those repairs can be anything from fixing a problem to trying to save money on your monthly bills. But with winter fast approaching, you will want to do projects that will keep the water away from your home. This way, you do not end up with a bunch of repair bills from water damage. Here are some basic maintenance tips that will help you avoid water damage and spruce up your home.
Tips to Help Your Home Look Great All Year
When it comes to preventing water damage to your home, there are somethings that you will want to do to keep your home looking great.
Check out the Problem Areas of Heat Loss
Your windows and doors can develop issues throughout the year. The seals and thresholds can develop leaks that will let water into the home. It may not seem like a big deal, but when that water slowly runs into the home throughout the year, it can lead to mold and other issues. The loss of heat can cost you more on your heating bill and make the room feel colder than it should. Fixing these issues can make a big difference in the colder months.
It is Time to Look at Drains and Pipes
Pipes are the one part of your home that goes unnoticed throughout the months. It's a great idea to have them inspected. Once you have the outside of the pipes inspected, then you will want to have the inside of them look at as well. Clogged lines can cause water to back up into the home.
Go ahead and clean up any floor drains. It does not take a lot of hair and other debris to accumulate on the surface of the drain. Failure to clear the drain and keep it clean can lead to water backup. And if there is enough water coming into the home, there is the potential for a lot of damage.
In With the New and Out With the Old Water Heater
Every water heater has a life of about eight to ten years. Over time debris can build up in the bottom of the tank, which reduces the amount of hot water it can hold. If the tank is old, it is time to replace it before it blows. When a hot water heater goes bad, it usually leaks water all over the place. And it is usually not a pleasant sight. It can cause a lot of damage to your home.
Your home is your window to your life. All of us at Kyle Insurance Group want to help you protect your home. If you have any questions about protecting your home, call us today. We can answer those questions and provide you with the information you need to make those home repairs.