During National Kitchen and Bath Month (yep – there is such a thing and October is it), the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (disastersafety.org) urges homeowners to schedule a routine plumbing inspection. They also urge consumers to have a knowledgeable water damage company with IICRC-certified techs to perform a property inspection for complete preventive maintenance measures to reduce chances of interior water damage, like water damage to carpets and drywall which can create structural problems and promote the growth of dangerous black mold.
“Water damage in a kitchen or bathroom can lead to expensive repairs,” said Julie Rochman, IBHS president and CEO. “Inspecting plumbing and making any necessary repairs before small leaks become big ones will help avoid costly plumbing system failures.”
Though many don’t think about it, ordinary things in your home like carpets or rugs are also major parts of your investment and, as you know, can be very expensive to replace. In the past, we’ve written multiple posts about how to dry out your carpet after any kind of flood in order to mitigate any water damage to carpets. If you haven’t already, bookmark our blog, subscribe to it and do yourself a favor because we’re constantly posting helpful how-to’s and DIY advice here that will save you loads of money.
But back to National Kitchen and Bath Month, the IBHS conducted a study of closed water damage insurance claims, identified five leading causes of damage, and developed the solutions featured below. Look for additional home projects to reduce your risk of water damage throughout October on IBHS’ Facebook page (search “disasterprep” in your Facebook account and click “like” to get updates in your news feed – it really is another helpful resource).
What Is IBHS?
In case you’re wondering about IBHS, according to their website: “IBHS is an independent, nonprofit, scientific and educational organization supported by the property insurance industry. The organization works to reduce the social and economic effects of natural disasters and other risks to residential and commercial property by conducting research and advocating improved construction, maintenance and preparation practices.”
They give you practical advice about your plumbing which, in turn will help prevent costly interior devastation like water damage to your carpets, your baseboards and dry wall. And as we all know, being residents of Sarasota, water damage is a serious issue.
Practical Measures To Reduce The Chance Of Water Damage To Carpets In Your Home
- Maintain washing machine hoses – Washing machine hoses wear out regularly and can cause hefty water damage in your Sarasota home. Always keep an eye on them. Replace them when needed.
- Hire an experienced water damage company like Accutech to perform roof and plumbing inspections. Doing so will greatly decrease your risk for water damage to your carpets and floors in Sarasota, Bradenton and, well, just about anywhere else.
- Do a water heater inspection to make sure the tank is in good shape. Do you have a 50 gallon tank? 40? Imagine the kind of water damage that will cause if it is rusting from the inside.
Contact Accutech And Avoid Water Damage To Your Carpets In Sarasota
We’re just a phone call away and we’ll be at your home in an hour or less. In case of emergency or preventive maintenance, we’re the ideal resource for water damage control in Sarasota, Bradenton Beach and all surrounding areas.