Check Your Water Heater
James Porter of Access Home Inspections notes that there should be a drain line connected to the TPR valve on your water heater. “If the water heater overheats, the valve will open and drain the water, otherwise the water heater can blow up,” notes Porter. “The drain tube should be visible within six inches of the floor.” Check out this guide to the tools you need to do your own home inspection.
Check for Water Near Your Foundation
According to Porter, 6-foot downspout extensions are recommended to move water away from the foundation. No matter whether you have a slab, basement, or crawl space, water near your foundation is bad news for you and your home.
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