Home Disaster Prevention Tips

Nobody wants to come home to a plumbing catastrophe or electrical damage. These tips will help eliminate potential problems and keep your home safe.

Turn off the water supply before going on vacation

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Use metal tubing rather than plastic for ice maker supply lines

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Test your sump pump before the beginning of the rainy season

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Monitor foundation or wall cracks

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Trim trees around the house so dead branches won't crash down on the roof

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Put splash pans under washers and water heaters to catch leaks

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Buy no-burst hoses for your clothes washer

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Once a year, inspect your foundation for termite tunnels

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Strap your water heater if you live in an earthquake-prone region

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Add 6-ft.-long downspout extensions

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Install surge protectors to protect your microprocessors and prevent data loss

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