A person can hold up for at least three weeks without food. But without water, an average person can only survive for up to three days although there had been instances where some people were able to survive for at least 8 to 10 days. But these circumstances can be largely dependent to the physical and physiological health of a particular person.
In any case, water is such a precious resource and although the Earth is made up of three quarters of it, ensuring that we have a safe and potable water supply in our households is one way of conserving this resource.
Here are some key measures to prevent water damage in your own house or establishment.
- Watch out for molds.
Ah, molds. Where there’s moisture, surely there will be molds growing on that spot. And the presence of mold on your pipeline should already raise some concern, since the molds could have already contaminated your water supply. Also, focus on how rapidly the mold spreads. If the rate of the growth of the mold is quite fast, better call for professional help to get rid of the problem immediately and prevent further damage.
- Fix existing leaks.
Leaks can be the reason for number 1 in this list. Postponing leak repairs can result to mildew and molds, and even be the cause for grave structural damage that cannot be covered by your home insurance plan. The best action is to call your plumber and have the leaks fixed once you see it.
- Invest in water detection devices.
A water detector is a device that is acts as an alarm whenever its sensor detects moisture. This device is perfect in detecting tiny leaks that are usually not easily noticed. You may opt to have these devices installed near water heaters, washing machines, dishwashers and even toilets. Doing so will definitely help you monitor mold growth and avoid major damage.
- Groom plants surrounding your estate.
There’s a reason why there is a need to maintain plants and shrubs up to a certain height. And that’s not only to make it look pleasing to the eyes. Overgrown plants, trees or shrubbery, can damage water pipes especially when the roots start wrapping themselves to these pipes. If possible, removal of these plants should be done. If not, there is an option to just make sure that the landscaping of these plants are well-maintained and done on a regular basis.
Always ensure that your water supply is unharmed and safe for your family to use, because prevention is so much more important than the cost of repairs.
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