Proactive routine maintenance can often prevent water damage. Early detection of defects in the
system may prevent the occurrence of a catastrophic water loss.
Tip #1 – Water Supply Hoses
A number of household appliances, water filtration and coolers require a water supply. Three main tubing materials are readily available – plastic, copper and braided stainless steel. Each is acceptable; however, the copper and braided stainless steel are the most effective in preventing water damage.
Tip #2 – Checking for Leaks
The weakest points for supply hoses are at the connections. Periodically check under the sink and behind appliances for leaks and examine the exposed tubing for areas that may have been damaged and may be susceptible to bursting.
Tip #3 – Above Grade Laundry Rooms
Inspect washing machine hoses every five years for signs of bulging, cracking or fraying.
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