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Better Plumbing And Drainage Means Less Risk Of Water Damage

By:Aydan Corkern


Have you checked the state of the plumbing in your home lately? If you have not, it might be advisable for you to do so. Other than floods from natural disasters, plumbing issues are the leading cause of water damage in a home. Any kind of flood can be costly and time consuming to have repaired, but plumbing floods are usually entirely avoidable. All it takes is a little effort on your part to not have to worry too much about this particular issue.

So many times homeowners simply choose to ignore issues like leaking faucets, dripping pipes, or water in their basement. They can let loose shingles on the roof linger for months or even years and end up causing them to have to put on an entire new roof. Have you priced a new roof job lately? It will definitely cost at least a few thousand dollars and depending on the size of your home upwards towards ten thousand. That is a huge price to pay for a few loose or missing shingles.

Water in a basement is also a problem that is so easy to ignore especially if you never go down there. You can bet if the time comes when you want to sell your house, it will be a big issue then. Many times fixing a water issue in a basement can be relatively easy and inexpensive. If it is being cause by a crack in your block work, a simple patch job can very well eliminate the problem. Of course, it is not always that simple. Sometimes it could be due to the landscaping outside near your foundation that is allowing water to accumulate and seep in around the blocks.

Foundation problems are often caused by water accumulation too near the home. This could also end up costing thousands of dollars in needless repair if the problem is corrected early on. This is an issue in many older homes because the owner at the time did not realize or chose to ignore standing water. It is very difficult to sell a home with foundation issues because it can cause so many problems inside the house. Sloping floors and ceilings is a huge side effect of foundation problems. This is the reason that proper water drainage on your property is essential.

Many small plumbing issues can be done by a homeowner if they know how. If they do not, then knowing a good plumber is the key to keeping the plumbing in good repair. It is also difficult to sell a home with major plumbing problems and this can only happen when the small ones are ignored.

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