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3 Tips to Avoid Home Water Leaks March 18, 2019

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3 Tips to Avoid Home Water Leaks, Kerrville, Texas

When left untreated, water leaks can lead to costly plumbing repairs and cause damage to surrounding appliances and home materials. Luckily, you can often catch a leak well before it becomes a serious issue. Regularly inspecting and maintaining the following parts around your house will help your plumbing stay in top condition for years to come. 

How to Prevent Plumbing Repairs & Water Damage

1. Inspect & Replace Washing Machine Hoses

One of the leading causes of home water loss is washing machine failure. Within that statistic, more than half of those failures are caused by the supply hose giving out. Avoid this by inspecting the hose annually for damage and replacing it before the five year mark.

2. Check the Plumbing Under the Sink 

plumbing repairsThey’re out of sight, but the pipes behind your kitchen and bathroom cabinets shouldn’t be out of mind. At least once a year, pull out everything you keep in this region and check under the pipes for stains, dampness, or puddles. Also, use a cloth or tissue to wipe the pipes and connections for wetness. At the first sign of an issue, schedule plumbing repairs. 

3. Keep the Gutter System Clean & Functional

When your gutters and downspouts are clogged with debris, water can’t runoff the roof and flow away from the home. Instead, it will overflow and land next to your home’s foundation, causing flaking and cracks. In the winter, packed gutters could also make water back up under the shingles and could cause premature roof failure. Additionally, check the downspouts for breaks and ensure they are directed away from the home. 

 

The majority of water leaks are simple and inexpensive to correct when caught early. When you first hear or spot a leak, contact the professionals at H2O Specialists for plumbing repairs. For two decades, they’ve provided a range of water-related services to the Kerrville, TX, region. Call them today at (830) 895-7575 to schedule anything from drain cleaning to water heater installation. You can also visit their website to learn more about their services.

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