The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that Americans alone waste one trillion gallons of water annually from leaky faucets, malfunctioning toilets, and broken sprinklers. The preventable leaks add up to enough water for 11 million homes.
A well maintained Minneapolis home helps you minimize water use, conserve energy, and reduce your water damage repair bill. And even more importantly, it is imperative to avoid expense damage to the materials and possessions in your home.
Toilet leaks are the most common type of leak found inside the home. Because this type of leak can be silent, it may go unnoticed. Understanding the basic mechanics of your toilet can save you thousands of gallons of water per year. Consider replacing your flapper every 3-5 years, as they are prone to warping and leaking.
If your toilet is leaking on the floor around the fixture, you need to have 24 Restore inspect and correct the problem before the subfloor gets damaged.
In recent years, various innovative sinks and facets are available for the kitchen and bathroom. A change in finishes can change the look , advanced features such as spray, soap dispenser, and waste collection system improve the function. For instance, Moen has launched a motion sense touchless faucet for kitchen sinks, which can be turned on just by the wave of your hand or any utensils. This can not only save the wastage of extra water but also help in saving time of opening and closing of faucet all the time.
But more sinks mean more leaks. Check for moisture around faucets, showerheads and bathtubs. Check under and around sinks for wet spots, a musty smell or bowed cabinetry. Worn-out washers typically cause faucet and showerhead leaks.
Showers and baths can leak on the floors and behind the walls. Many faucets and showerheads have plastic components that degrade over time. It might be more effective to replace instead of repair.
Water-using devices can leak and cause damage to walls and floors, potentially creating an environment for mold or mildew. Look for continuous leaks in supply lines, fittings and valves. Also, look for leaks caused by corrosion, such as a rusty water heater bottom.
Minnesota based 24Restore can evaluate the water damage, assess the extent of needed repairs, prepare an accurate estimate and provide repair to your home. The technicians will stop mold causing moisture at the source, then remove, clean up and restore damaged parts of your home or business to like new condition.
24Restore offers fast response; someone will be on route to your home within one hour. For more than 15 years, the water damage repair technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to handle all kinds of water damage repair problems.
If your home does suffer water damage, don’t let it sit overnight or wait to hear from your insurance company. Contact the repair experts any time; the on-call emergency team is always available. Wind, hail, lightning, flooding, heavy rains, and freezes can destroy your home and damage your belongings; 24Restore can quickly help clean-up the mess left behind.