How to Protect Your Home in Bath, NC from Breached Pipes
SERVPRO of Bath would like to offer homeowners what we think are some helpful household tips.
Did you know, that according to the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), an average cost associated with a breach in your pipes can be up $5,000, and even more if there are water damage expenses? Did you also know that pipe insulation, which you can easily install yourself around exposed piping, costs as little as fifty cents per linear foot?
Here are some places in your home that we suggest you inspect for possible water:
- All your pipes along your exterior walls.
- Under sinks – kitchen and bathroom,
- Your attic, and
- The creepy crawl spaces under the house.
Here are some simple signs of breached pipe you should be searching for:
- Wet spots under sinks, counters and cabinets,
- Slow drains,
- Clogs throughout your home,
- Wet spots in yard, and
- Sewer odors coming from your yard.
In case of an emergency, every homeowner should know where their home’s main water shut off valve is located. This shut off is usually located outside the house, but if you can’t locate it, ask someone who might be able to help you.
If you do experience any water damage due to a pipe burst call SERVPRO of Bath immediately. The safest way to prevent extended water damage is to call in our team so our professionals get begin the restoration process.