Add a Flood Sensor But Take Preventive Steps, Too

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What preventive steps can I take to stop water damage?

Add a Flood Sensor But Take Preventive Steps, Too

Flood sensors are practical for detecting burst pipes in your home. They will signal a problem before you have had time to notice. But there also are some steps you can take to prevent flooding and water damage in the first place:

  • Keep your house heated to a minimum temperature of 62 or 65 degrees Farenheit. Lower temperatures can cause the pipes in your walls to freeze.
  • Clean rain gutters to avoid ice dams in the winter. They can cause water to seep into your house and create a mess.
  • Don't leave an attached garage door open. The draft in winter can lower your home's temperature and freeze pipes.
  • Know the location of the water shutoff valve of your house, in case you need to turn it off in an emergency.
  • Drain you water system to keep pipes from freezing, if you plan to be away for a long time in the winter.
  • Check your home insurance policy. Do you have adequate coverage for water damage and flooding?

   

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