Water damage is a risk that any home or business owner faces whether they realize it or not. At any given time a failure could happen leading to many gallons of water ending up in places it wasn't meant to be. Although not all causes are preventable there are some ways you can reduce the chances of this happening to you. In the event water damage does occur, it is recommended to leave this type of repair to a professional like Good Times Restoration.
Water supply lines provide water to any sink, toilet, water heater or appliance that uses water. Unfortunately these supply lines are somewhat prone to failure. Common failures are caused by corrosion, old age, damage and defective parts. It is highly recommended to look for these flaws occasionally to see if your supply lines are still in functioning shape. If they are over three years old or made of plastic, replacing them with a metal version might not be a bad idea.
Air Conditioner Condenser Pans:
Living in the hot Phoenix desert would be pretty much impossible without the invention of the air conditioner. Although the air conditioner drastically improves our quality of life in almost all instances, they can leak at times which could in turn create water damage. Some common things to look out for to prevent this is to make sure the condensate pan is not damaged or rusty and the drain is clear and free of debris. If either of these situations happens, it can prevent water from draining how it was designed to.
Roof leaks are a lot more common than one might think. Living in Arizona where it hardly rains makes it a little harder to discover you even have a roof leak because damaged are not always initially noticed unless storms happen in frequent succession. Some things to consider and look out for on your roof include damaged tiles, missing shingles, old age and storm damage. If any of these things are discovered your roof could have a higher potential to spring a leak. An age roof becomes more likely to leak by the day so if you feel like your roof might be past its prime, an inspection could be a wise investment.
There are a few common ways a washing machine can leak. Some common causes include loose connections, faulty parts and a drain hose that is not secured. Check to see if the hose clamps on the drain hose are tight periodically. A loose hose clamp can easily allow the drain hose to be knocked loose or provide a slow leak. Another common cause is to have the drain hose become dislodged from the drain hole. Attaching the drain hose to the supply line with a zip tie is a simple way to hold the hose in place.