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Tips for Preventing Water Damage

Water damage is something that no homeowner in Santa Monica, CA wants to deal with. It not only is something that you have to hurry to repair but it can also be time-consuming and expensive. You never want to waste time repairing it because it could become a bigger problem or turn into mold if left to sit. Instead of trying to take care of it when it happens, use these tips from Express Financial & Insurance Services to prevent it from happening. 

  • Watch your water bill for unexpected increases. If you do not have a reason for an increased water bill and increased water usage, you should be on alert if your bill is higher than normal. It could mean there is a leak somewhere and you will want to inspect it before it becomes a bigger issue. 
  • Watch where you plant trees. It may not be an issue now but if there are pipes close to the tree, they could become damaged as it grows and the roots get bigger. When planting, do not put them close to your pipes if they are underground. 
  • Never pour grease down your sink. Even if you take other precautions, it could still cause a blockage that could lead to water damage later. It is best to prevent this from happening by not doing it.

While these tips can definitely help you prevent water damage there is no way to completely prevent it from happening. The best way to protect yourself. your home, and your finances is by having a great home insurance policy with a clause that includes water damage. For more information on getting this type of insurance and to get a free quote, be sure to contact Express Financial & Insurance Services serving Santa Monica, CA today.