On-the-Go Tips for Preventing Water Leaks

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Water damage is one of the most expensive and common claims against homeowners’ insurance. Whether the cause results from man-made accidents, flash floods, or heavy thunderstorms, many homeowners end up with flooded basements or water damage in other areas of their homes. A.M. Plumbing & Rooter, your dependable plumber in San Marcos, CA, shares tips for preventing water leaks.

Check Appliances Regularly

Malfunctioning appliances can cause a water leak that requires immediate plumbing services. These include washing machines, refrigerators, and water heaters. If your fridge has a water dispenser or an ice maker, check the water hose behind the refrigerator, as this is one of the most common locations for leaks. If your water hose has not been repaired in the last five years, we recommend having it inspected soon to avoid leaks.

Disconnect Hoses During Cold Season

If you have a garden or a swimming pool, or water your lawn regularly, chances are you have a hose connected to the house. Disconnect your hoses during the early fall months when the temperature starts dropping as water in the hose will freeze, block water flow, and may burst your pipes. If you suspect burst pipes on your property, seek emergency plumbing services as soon as possible.

Maintain Trees and Shrubs Properly

We all love our trees and shrubs, but the bigger they grow, the more likely their roots will find your water pipes and break them in search of water. This is why we recommend minimizing the number of plants near your pipes to avoid untimely plumbing repairs. If there are any mature trees on your property or near your sewer line, consider having the area inspected to ensure there are no cracks or leaks on your pipes.

Having your plumbing lines regularly inspected by your go-to plumbing company and shutting off your water main when you’re away also help prevent water leaks. At first sight of leaks, contact A.M. Plumbing & Rooter immediately. Contact us to schedule an appointment.

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