Floods can cause serious damage to any property. Water will drip from the skirting boards, and the floor will be covered in puddles. Furniture will get stained. Even the paint or wallpaper will start to come off. It is one problem every homeowner will want to avoid by all means. You will have to call in your emergency plumber to take care of it.
What causes floods?
Flooding is usually caused by the following issues:
- Broken pipes
- Defective water hoses
- Poor drainage
- Damaged foundation
- Malfunctioning appliances
- Taps that weren’t turned off properly
Your emergency plumber
will agree that flood emergencies are difficult to deal with, so you should avoid it by doing the following precautions:
Go for polyamide braided flexible hoses
Flexible water hoses are usually located below the sink, just behind your cleaning products. This makes them easy to forget about and maintain. However, if they are poorly installed, rusted, or faulty, they might burst and flood your home. Thus, it is essential to have them checked often.
Stainless steel flexible hoses usually last for approximately 5 years. They are very prone to rust, unlike polyamide braided flexible hoses, which are corrosion resistant. They won’t rust, so they have a longer lifespan of 15 years.
Set up your smartphone to notify you if there’s a water leak in your pipes.
There are smart devices that can be connected to your main water supply. These devices can monitor water flow, temperature, and pressure. Leaks anywhere in your home can be detected, and you will immediately be notified.
Have your home inspected by professionals
Buz Plumbing Services consists of a team of experts who can detect potential leaks. During the inspection, professional emergency plumbers like us will check flexible water hoses and valves, as well as water pressure, hot water systems and more. They will inform you if there are issues that need to be addressed.
Plumbing inspections can significantly reduce the risk of flood emergencies. Remember to follow these tips to avoid flood emergencies.