Know where your pipes are.
Pounding nails and driving screws is all well and good, until you puncture a copper or plastic supply or drain.
What to do: Buy a stud sensor that also detects pipes and wirings. You can also look around in the attic or the basement (if it’s unfinished) to get a sense of where pipes are hiding. Finally, if the wall will be covered by whatever you’re building or installing, you can always carefully cut a test hatch to find plumbing lurking in the walls.
Save money in the summer
Save money and energy on your vacation. Turn down the temperature of your water heater.
Clogs are one of the most common homeowner problems. They are not only an annoyance, but can also lead to overflows and water damage. Keep your drains clog-free by implementing these easy preventative practices. Never flush sanitary napkins, baby wipes, or very thick toilet paper down the toilet. These can expand or get caught on corroding pipes and cause clogs.
A leaky faucet is one thing, but leaky piping is something different altogether. This is generally a much more serious problem that requires much more complex repair work. If you notice wet spots on your walls, ceilings, or floors, then it may be that you need to repair and/or replace your piping – and pronto – before you incur serious water damage. Also, be on the lookout for mildew, which could be indicative of standing water (and a leak).
- % of water the average home loses to leaks 14%
- % of Insurance Claims due to water damage 34%
- % of basements that will experience some kind of water damage 98%
- % of U.S. homes that experience leaks that waste 90 gallons of water per day 10%