When you’re with guests the last thing you want to be dealing with is water damage. We’ve got you covered with our 3 best tips for prevention you when you’ve got a full house.

Plumbing

  • More people means more stress on your plumbing. Higher shower and restroom use can mean greater chances of clogged toilets and drains. Be sure to take care of any blockages immediately to avoid possible overflow. Clean up any messes immediately to prevent possible unsanitary conditions and flooding.
  • Watch young children carefully around sinks, tubs, and toilets.

Appliances

  • Properly maintain and clean appliances. Regularly check for signs of leaks and water damage.
  • Washing machines, dishwashers, and other appliances may be working overtime with all the extra cooking, cleaning, and house guests. Be sure any visitors know how to use your appliances and any special instructions or limitations there may be. Also, try to run appliances during off-peak times to lessen the stress on your pipes and plumbing systems during the colder weather.

Flooding

  • Minor flooding can happen at any moment. A bathtub overflowing, pools of water from wet snow-soaked clothes and boots on the floor, and other everyday incidents. More guests can often mean more opportunities for small floods and accidents, so stay on top of clean up duties and be sure to address water spills quickly to avoid bigger problems.
  • Winter is not the most popular time to crack a window, however on the occasion they do get opened in the colder, wetter season, it is important to make sure they get closed before any precipitation falls. Rain, sleet, and snow can cause major water damage to your home’s interior. Remember to check windows frequently, especially when there are guests in the home. The last thing you want is an open window during a big rain or snowstorm.

Time with loved ones is special. Take care to prevent water damage so you can enjoy your visit and avoid potential problems.

 

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