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Water Damage Warnings For First Time Homebuyers
When you move out of an apartment or your parents and into a new home, most don’t realize the extent of responsibilities you are gaining. For starters, you’re bills are higher! And there are more of them. Not to mention the fact that you can’t just call up a landlord every time you need something fixed! No need to fear! Our water damage restoration team has your back! See information below on common household leaks to help you avoid such problems!
The showerhead is a biggie. This is usually the easiest to fix, unless the water is leaking when the shower isn’t being used, then you may need professional water restoration help. But, for a simple leak, you could try tightening the showerhead. If this doesn’t work, invest in some pipe tape!
Interior and exterior faucets can also leak. Interior faucets are usually the same deal as toilets, worn out parts. Turn off the water line BEFORE doing anything. You don’t want a puddle on your floor, too! Washers and gaskets are typically the issue here. To inspect, remove the handles. Exterior faucets, such as the water hose, also make for an easy fix. Kinda the same as the showerhead! Make sure everything is secure, and if not, get some pipe tape to fix any leaks!
Toilets are another issue we often see. Leaky toilets are frequently caused by worn out flappers from all of the mineral and decay that has built up over time. To replace the flapper, simply take the one you already have up to a hardware store near you and find one that matches. This is actually helpful advice any time you are replacing a part. Bring the old one so you can match it and avoid buying the wrong part. Ask for help if you’re not sure. Hardware store clerks are usually very knowledgeable!
These are just a few of the ways that a leak may come about in your home. Just know, it’s not always going to cost you an arm and a leg! Some things you CAN do on your own. And for the things you can’t, well, our water damage restoration professionals have you covered. Give us a call today. We are here for you 24/7, 365 days a year! We also offer free water damage restoration estimates and will work directly with your homeowner insurance company when it applies!