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Prevent Water From Going Where It Shouldn't (June 2016) << Back
 
One of the most disheartening experiences is to find flooding or extreme water damage in your home.  As a matter of fact, non-weather related water losses are one of the major causes of loss for insurance companies from a frequency and severity standpoint.   
 
At AHTKY Insurance, we know you want to protect what’s important. That’s why we’re offering these tips to help you prevent many of the most common causes of water damage.
 
Just a little time and some effort can prevent a lot of heartache and problems.
  • Make sure your water pressure is not set too high. For just $6 or so, you can purchase a gauge that will help you test your pressure for the appropriate level, which for a typical home, should be set between 60 and 80 PSI.

  • Standard hoses on new appliances are not as durable as they used to be. So check your appliances. If they’re rubber, either replace them with longer lasting stainless steel braided hoses or replace them every three years.

  • Keep water from leaking into the walls or floor of your bathroom by replacing cracked tiles and re-grouting when it’s needed.

  • Consider buying a water alarm, which can help you find leaks, or automatic shut-off mechanisms, which can help avoid bursts.

  • A lot of water damage occurs when you and your family are away from home.  Make a practice to avoid running the washing machine or dishwasher while you’re out.

  • When you leave for vacations, turn off the water supply to appliances.

  • Keep up maintenance on all appliance hoses, because slow leaks from worn out hoses can cause major damage (and they are not covered under your Homeowners insurance).
At AHTKY, we hope these pointers will ensure your house stays nice and dry this year!
   
   
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