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Tips to prevent mould in your home

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TIPS to PREVENT MOULD IN YOUR HOme

Water damage to your home can lead to big expenses – and big headaches. To help you avoid this, we’ve identified some key areas where water damage can occur

While there may be few things property owners can do in flood prone areas to prevent a natural flood, aside from having flood insurance coverage, there are precautions that can be taken to prevent water damage from sources already inside the property.

 

They include the following:
• Regularly check washing machine hoses and be sure to replace them if there are any signs of cracking or bulging.
• Inspect ice maker connections for signs of damage and replace when necessary.
• The water heater should be regularly inspected for signs of leaks and corrosion. Drip pans installed below the water heater that drain to the outside can prevent costly damage. Check the life expectancy of the water heater and consider replacing it at the end of its useful life.
• If the property has an air conditioner, be sure the drain lines are not clogged.
• Check under sinks, garbage disposals and around tubs and showers for any signs of leaks.
• Inspect around drinking fountains and toilets and check the toilet’s internal components for any signs of leaks, wear or damage.
• Check basements and crawl spaces for signs of leaks, moisture and elevated humidity levels.
• Inspect any exposed plumbing for signs of condensation, corrosion and leaks.
• Consider having the property’s sewer line inspected for any signs of failure and existing blockages to prevent a sewer backup
• Clean rain gutters
• Check sump pump
• Repair cracked caulking


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