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Plumbing Maintenance Tips for Downtown Chicago?

8/3/2021 (Permalink)

Plumbing pipes are shown inside a house. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Cook County.

Underwater in Downtown Chicago?

SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South responds to more water damage emergencies in Downtown Chicago than any other kind of property damage emergency. Here are some tips from the Insurance Information Institute for inspecting indoor plumbing systems:

  • Inspect appliance hoses and faucets. Make it a practice every year to check hoses leading to water heaters, dishwashers, washing machines, and refrigerator ice makers. Immediately replace any hoses that have cracks or leaks, and replace them all every five to seven years.
  • Inspect showers and tubs. Check the seal and caulking around showers and tubs to make sure they are watertight and reseal if necessary.
  • When away on vacation, shut off the water supply to the washing machine and never leave the house while the washer or dishwasher is running.
  • Know the location of the main water shut-off valve in your home
  • Install an emergency pressure release valve in your plumbing system. This will protect against the increased pressure caused by freezing pipes and can help prevent your pipes from bursting.
  • Check plumbing and heating pipes. Look closely for cracks and leaks and have any necessary repairs made immediately.

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When your home or commercial business experiences water damage, SERVPRO® of Plainfield/Naperville South has a team of highly trained technicians on-call to assist you 24-hours a day in Downtown Chicago. Call us today at 630-369-9710.

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