How to save $100k

I got a great piece from my insurance company on “How to Protect Your Home from Water Damage” and I would like to share this information with you.

Here are their tips, along with my comments in italics:

Annually inspect the hoses leading to dishwashers, refrigerator and washing machines.

Yes, they do blow. Get some Stainless steel replacement hoses for your Washer.

Inspect the seal and caulking around showers and tubs to make sure they are water tight.

Shut off the water supply to the washing machine when you go on vacation (or turn off the water completely. It just takes a second.)

Know where your home’s main water shutoff valve is located in case a hose or pipe starts leaking.

These tips are important all of the time, but they take on added importance when it is really cold!

This is a good time to plan ahead for the upcoming winter months.  A frozen pipe can cause a lot of damage.

I remember a project Sylvestre did a few years ago. The heat went out in a brand new condo, it was unoccupied, the house got really cold, the water pipes froze–there were no less than 13 leaks–and the neighbor called because water was running out the garage door on a subzero day.

We did over $100,000.00 in repairs because of that leak.

As the ads say, “Don’t be that guy!”


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