If you’ve never touched a wrench and have no idea where your home’s maze of pipes begins and ends, your chances of filling the shoes of a skilled, qualified plumber are next to nil. The good news is you don’t need to know the difference from a ball valve and hose bib to stay ahead of costly water damages caused by leaky pipes and faulty plumbing problems in your home. You just need your eyes to lead you to potential plumbing problems.
Plumbing system problems rank top among the leading source of residential water damages, with 48 percent greater losses than the second leading source, according to water damage studies conducted by Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS).
When water appears in a place it shouldn’t–be it dampness, a slow drip, or a puddle-making stream–it’s a good indicator to call in a professional. But because plumbing system failures losses result in an average cost of $5,092 after the insurance deductible was paid, waiting until you see moisture is sometimes too late.
Ready to give your pipes the once over? Here are the top things to inspect to help keep your home dry and protected.
Keeping a watchful eye on these areas routinely can help prevent expensive water damage in the future. For best measures, hire a plumber to inspect your home and act as a guide in creating plumbing inspection checklist that is tailored to fit your home’s needs.
A&J is Madison and Milwaukee’s 24/7 emergency and non-emergency water damage restoration specialists. We work with your insurance carrier from extraction services to rebuild. When you suffer from damage caused by a burst pipe, leaky dishwasher or washing machine, flooded basement, or other water loss in your home or building, call A&J for immediate response.
Call 800-727-8990! A&J Property Restoration DKI provides 24/7 emergency water restoration and sewage clean up for homes, businesses, and commercial buildings around Madison, Middleton, Sun Prairie, Waunakee, Milwaukee, Brookfield, WI Dells, Fort Atkinson, Watertown, Oconomowoc, Waukesha, West Allis, and surrounding Dane County Wisconsin areas.