Check Your Appliances...
Flooding in your home can happen in the blink of an eye. One moment everything is okay, and the next moment, water is everywhere.
Below are tips to aid in identifying and disarming their damage:
HOT WATER HEATER
What to do: Check the tank regularly for leaks. Have your tank maintained yearly. It is recommended to replace your water heater every 10 years.
What to do: Inspect hoses once a month. Look for signs of impending leaks, such as blisters, bulges, cracks, discoloration or kinks. Turn off the water supply to the washing machine when you go on vacation.
What to do: Tighten the drain line where it connects to under-sink plumbing. Replace the water supply line immediately if you run across a small leak. Don’t run the dishwasher while away from home.
What to do: Replace copper water lines with braided steel alternatives. Check the water supply line behind the fridge yearly.
What to do: Install a secondary drain line and drain pan overflow switch. Have your A/C maintained regularly, which includes changing the filter and checking the refrigerant level.
SERVPRO of Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties are available 24/7, call (570)759-0966! The quick response and efficient, professional services of our team of technicians will return your home to normal in no time; we’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”