There is always a risk water damage could occur at your home or business. Common causes include leaking water supply lines, plumbing leaks, broken pipes, burst pipes, washing machine leaks, roof leaks, sewage back ups and air conditioner condenser pan leaks. Some of these types of leaks can happen no matter what and there isn't really an easy way to prevent them. Others could potentially be prevented if certain steps are taken before a leak occurs. Here are a few tips to prevent leaks in your chandler home or business.
Water supply lines are a common area where water damage can occur. Anywhere there is a sink, dishwasher, toilet or washing machine supply lines will be used to supply water to the appliance or plumbing fixture in question. Over time these can degrade so check up on them periodically. Make sure they are tight and do not show any signs of wear or damage. If you find damage or feel they could be questionable based on the quality or age, replacing them is cheap insurance.
Air Conditioner Condenser Pans:
Your air conditioner system consists of multiple different pieces that work together to cool your home. One part that is susceptible to causing water damage is your condenser. This is usually located in your attic and has a drain pan attached to the bottom to catch any water the condenser might create. In some case the pan can become damaged, rusted or the drain can be plugged. When this happens water no longer drains properly and it can cause water damage. Check up on this periodically and make sure there in no damage and the drain is free of debris.
Roof leaks are something that can usually be prevented with a simple visual inspection. Walk around your roof and see if you notice any irregularities that might indicate damage. If possible accessing your attic and inspecting the roof from the underside can also reveal damage as well. If unsure getting an opinion from a roofer is always a smart bet. Anytime a strong storm blows through it is a good idea to take another look as well. Storm damage is a common cause for roof damage.
Washing machines have several ways that could cause water damage. Faulty sensors, broken parts, loose connection and the drain hose are all scenarios that could cause water to end up all over your floor. The drain hose is a very easy thing to check that is often the cause of water damage. First check to make sure the hose clamp at the bottom of the washing machine is tight. Next make sure the drain hose is secured in the drain so that it can not easily be unlodged. An easy way to do this is with a zip tie or tape.