Fun In The Sun: Four Tips For Avoiding Summer Water Damage In Las Vegas
Come summertime time in Las Vegas the first thing on most people’s minds is water. Ironically, the last thing on most of their minds at the same time is the prospect of water damage. Although it may be bone-dry during the summer months of the Vegas heat, the threat of water damage to your home is very real. It probably won’t come in the form of a flood or rainstorm, but it may manifest itself in much more subtle ways. If you find yourself dealing with water damage in your home, don’t hesitate to call the Emergency Restoration Experts (ERX) in Las Vegas. Below are four tips to prevent the need to call a professional, and keep your home water damage free in the summertime.
Check Your Water Meter
This is a sure way of determining whether or not there is a flood somewhere throughout your home. The first method in which you can use your water meter is very simple. All you need to do is check it from time to time to make sure there haven’t been any large increases in your water usage that seem out of place. If there is a spike in your water usage it could mean you have a leak somewhere, or it could just mean that you started using more water. The second method of using your water meter to detect leaks is a sure way of knowing if you have one. To do this, simply check the reading on your water meter, turn off all the water to your house, and then look back at your meter a couple hours later to see if your water usage increased or stayed the same. If it increased, you probably have a leak somewhere. If it didn’t, you are probably in the clear.
Look For Mold Growth
You should be vigilant in looking for mold in your home. This is especially true when you visit areas of your home that you don’t go to very often. Keep a close eye out for mold and a wet, musty smell. This can be a signal that you have a water leak somewhere causing this mold growth.
Check Your Hose Bibs
Your house bib is the faucet outside your home that you can connect your hose to. These are a common source of leaking. Fortunately, it is not difficult to detect a leak in these. If you do find one, make sure to have it taken care of quickly before any extensive leaking occurs and causes damage to your home.
Check you Hot Water Tank
You should regularly check the pressure release valve on your hot water tank. These valves are sometimes plumbed directly into a drain meaning you may not easily detect a leak if there is one. If you hear a hissing sound near drain pipe, that may be an indication it is leaking. Hopefully, your summer is one with plenty of water to enjoy and swim in but no unwelcome water causing damage throughout your home. If you suffer from any water damage or just have a fear that water damage may be occurring in Las Vegas, don’t hesitate to call the pros at ERX Restoration.