Step 1 - How Do I Extract The Water
Carpet Water Damage
Fire And Water Damage Restoration
Fire And Water Damage
Water Damage Atlanta
Water Damage Los Angeles
Flood Water Extraction
800 Water Damage
Flood Clean Up
Carpet Water Damage Cleaning
Step 2 - Mold Prevention
Prevent Harmful Mold From Forming
Mold And Water Damage
Water Damage On Carpets
Water Damage Restoration Services
Water Damage Restoration
Home Free Of Mold
Black Mold and Health Effects
Great Deals on Dehumidifiers
Sweet Buys on Steam Vacs
Step 3 - How do I clean up mold
Hire A Professional
How To Clean Mold
Fashionable Mold Remediation
Sure Ways To Clean Mold
How To Find And Clean Mold
Common Mistakes With Mold
Step 4 - Restoration, Repairs, and Remodeling
Repairing The Wounds
Calm After Storm
Water Not Good
Fire Water Damage Restoration
Step 5 - Protect Yourself In the Future With Insurance
Flood Insurance Facts - Why You Need It!
Water Damage Emergencies
Facts About Floods
Best Flood Insurance
Water Damage Affects Finances
Protect Home From Floods
Leak Detectors - Great Buys!
PROTECTION DEVICES TO HELP WITH WATER DAMAGE
You've learned some of the key points you need to know in preparation for a water accident.
A plan of action, a safer home, and flood insurance.
But there are a few more preparations you might consider making.
For one thing, you're not likely to get a great deal of coverage on accidental plumbing problems.
These are not considered "disasters", though they certainly can be disastrous. What can help to prevent water damage resulting from plumbing problems and pipe leaks?
Water Alarm Systems
There is such a thing now as a water alarm. These devices are usually battery operated stand-alone units and play alarms whenever moisture is detected.
This way, if a small leak happens while you are in another room, you won't have to waste any time is fixing the problem. Sometimes leaks can start under the sink and a homeowner never finds about it for hours. These alarms can cost between $10.00 and $50.00.
Individual Appliance Systems
Other devices are installed onto a specific appliance (like a refrigerator or dishwasher) and automatically shut off the water in the event of a leak. These devices cost from $50.00 to $100.00 and depending on the model, may require professional installation.
Whole House Systems
These devices are installed on the main water supply piping and have a valve that can be automatically shut off. This means the entire water supply can be shut off in the event of a leak. Some particular models can be connected to a local station security system to alert help.
This device is ideal for someone who travels a lot and doesn't want to come home to a flooded house. While complicated to install and expensive (as little as 500.00 and possibly three times that) given the added protection is offers, it might be a worthy investment.
Plumbing problems are hard to detect. While you can always hire an inspector to examine your set up, or inspect and clean the drains yourself, taking care of your water supply is mainly a matter of common sense and having a leakage plan in place.
Even beyond water alarms and neat devices, there are other ways to ensure that leaks don't flood your house. The next article will address ways to prevent and reduce damage from homemade floods.