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How to Prevent Water Damage

Many people can tolerate a slow water drip, at least for a while. After all, what harm can it do? Maybe none on their own – except for all the wasted water – but, if left unrepaired long enough, bigger problems can follow. 

What’s even worse are hidden water leaks, the kind you often can’t spot right away.  Left undetected, they can cause all kinds of damage, including structural and electrical. 

Here’s how to become a water leak detective: 

  • Pull your refrigerator away from the wall and look for signs of water on the floor or molding, even if the water has dried. The latter can indicate that water has seeped into the floorboards and below, and that’s cause for concern
  • Keep an eye out for ceiling or wall black mold. That’s a sign of poor ventilation or a hidden water leak.  The same goes for brown stains on a ceiling or wall.
  • There’s even work to be done outdoors. If you’re walking in your yard and encounter a wet patch when the rest of the yard is dry, you could have a crack or breakage in your main sewer line.
  • Back inside, multiple drains backing up at the same time is another sign of a cracked sewer.
  • Also keep a lookout for damp or wet spots on flooring of any kind over a concrete slab. Water could be rising from the ground up.

If you spot any of the above, contact Connor Plumbing. We can quickly and efficiently locate the exact source of a water leak and determine its extent.  We also can repair or replace water pipes with minimum if any damage to walls, floors, or ceilings. Connor Plumbing: your complete plumbing resource since 1908.

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