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.

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Turn off the water supply before going on vacation

Use metal tubing rather than plastic for ice maker supply lines

Test your sump pump before the beginning of the rainy season

Monitor foundation or wall cracks

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

Put splash pans under washers and water heaters to catch leaks

Buy no-burst hoses for your clothes washer

Once a year, inspect your foundation for termite tunnels

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

Add 6-ft.-long downspout extensions

Install surge protectors to protect your microprocessors and prevent data loss