Even a small leak can become a major problem. The below tips should help uncover some potential water problems down the road and help keep your property dry.
Check appliance hoses. Replace rubber hoses with steel-braided hoses. This is a low cost fix that can save thousands in water damage.
Broken tiles in the shower can allow water to leak into the walls or on the floor. Replace cracked tiles and re-grout/re-caulk when needed.
Run the dishwasher and washing machine only when you are home. If a leak occurs, you can turn the appliance off right away.
When on vacation, turn off the main water supply to your house.
Keep storm drains near your house clear of leaves.
Install a gutter guard. This can prevent a drain clog and helps water to be carried away from the house.
These are just a few tips to help water stay where it should be!