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The Danger of Ignoring Drips Inside Your Home

7/6/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage in South Weymouth, MA.

Prevent Water Damage In Your Home

Homeowners lose an estimated 2.9 million dollars in water-damaged goods a year in the United States alone. Whether it is due to regional flooding, a broken pipe, or a damaged irrigation system, the loss is staggering. Help prevent potentially destructive water in home areas in South Weymouth, MA, by fighting back.

Innocent Drips

A single drop of water rolling down the inside of your window looks innocent. So do the three or four drips you saw falling off the water pipes in the basement. The problem is that a single drip is often followed by dozens of other drops of water in the same area. Here are a few locations to check for possible infrequent drips of water.

  • Water tubes connected to appliances
  • Unsealed window frames
  • Basement water pipes
  • Wastewater removal tubes
  • Condensation coils in A/C units

Destructive Drops

The innocent drip can quickly turn into a destructive drop if given enough pressure, time, or corrosion. That is why it is important to stay aware of dripping water in home areas that are sending you warning signals. To prevent further destruction, check the following areas regularly.

* Occasionally tighten appliance tubing that water pressure can loosen.
* Dry and caulk windows that allow occasional drops of water to slide down the inside.
* Seal water pipes in the basement as you check for cracks.
* Secure wastewater removal tubes and call a professional for pipe cleanup if the damage is found.
* Identify rust or corrosion in A/C units and clean immediately.

Conquering Leaks

You have probably heard the old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. That simple precaution is certainly true when it comes to preventing water damage inside your home. Actively checking possible areas of concern can allow a small fix and avert a possible crisis a few weeks later. Unwanted water in home areas of concern can be a problem, but you don’t have to let it get the best of you. Stop your drips before they become drops.

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