Most of us are probably glad to get home after a long day of stress at work, fighting Coloradotraffic, and running errands. Because home is where our heart is. It’s our sanctuary from the world and we take it for granted that everything will work just as we want it to – until it doesn’t.
A breakdown in your Pueblo or Colorado Springs areahome could be something simple like a burnt-out lightbulb, something not so simple such as an appliance that stops running, or something more catastrophic, as when your plumbing breaks or fails or awater-fed appliance like your dishwasher, washing machine, or water heater springs a leak. Then you may be facing severe water damage.
It’s astonishing the amount of water damage that can result from a plumbing or water line break and the speed at which it happens. And that’s if you’re home at the time. Now imagine you’re away when the break occurs. Until it’s stopped, water would continue to spread throughout your home for hours or even days, causing water damage to floors, walls, and many of your possessions.
This is why if a pipe or water-fed appliance breaks in your Colorado home or business, the first step that must be taken is turning off the water source! This might be a shutoff valve that’s specific to an appliance, such as below a sink or behind an appliance or toilet. But if these don’t exist or you have a plumbing breakage elsewhere, you’ll need to turn off the main water valve that supplies your home or business.
If you’ll be leaving for an extended time, be proactive and turn the main water valve off before you leave. This is a small but vital act that can, once again, save you tens of thousands of dollars in water damage to your home or business.
But unfortunately, few Pueblo or Colorado Springs area property owners bother to learn where their emergency shut-off valves are located. But this simple piece of knowledge can keep much of your property from being ruined and save you thousands (and thousands) of dollars in water damage restoration costs.
Supply a friend or trusted neighbor with this information and a key to your home so that in anemergency they can shut your water supply off if you’re away.
Whether you’re at home or not, should disaster strike and a burst water pipe or failed appliance leavesyour Pueblo or Colorado Springs area property a soggy mess, FIRST SHUT OFF YOUR WATER VALVE, then call on thewater damage professionals of Cyclone Kleen Up for any water damage event to mitigate, cleanup, and restore your home or business.