Jacksonville, NC custom home builder Mark Johnson Custom Homes would like to pass along this valuable information regarding the prevention of water damage in your home.

  • Check for hidden leaks by turning off faucets, all water-using appliances, and not flushing toilets for one hour. Record the water meter reading. If the flow indicator (triangular or diamond-shaped rotating button) is spinning or the meter reading has changed while no water is being used, a leaking pipe may exist.
  • Know where the main water shut off valve is located in your home and check it frequently to make sure it is operational.
  • Disconnect garden hoses from all spigots before the start of winter.
  • Fill in any low spots around the house so water drains away from the foundation.
  • Inspect caulking around windows and doors and replace as needed where cracked or deteriorated.

For many more tips on detecting water damage and preventative measures, click here.

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One Response to “Preventing Water Damage in Your Home”

  1. kitchen countertops Says:

    This are absolutely very reliable tips for inspecting water leak in your home. As one of the person that experienced leakage, it is really a pain when you have a leak because its not just give you a large amount of water bill but also the water that comes out will get weak.