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    Home Insurance Helpful Hints

    Hanushka Karnani - Wednesday, April 07, 2021
    Protecting your home against Water Damage 

    Preventative Measures which can be taken can include:

    Plumbing 
    • Plumbing apparatus in hardwater areas is more prone to build up of limescale, try to add a water softener to your washing machine and dishwasher 
    • Ensure your toilet cistern is fitted with an overflow, otherwise this can cause a leak
    • Rust inhibitors will extend the life of the central heating system
    • Have your central heating systems serviced annually 

    Kitchen
    • Ensure the drain hoses from washing machines and dishwashers are firmly in the drainpipes and cannot jump out
    • Ensure the water let inlet pipes for appliances are correctly fitted 
    • Check and clear the filters in washing machines and dishwashers regularly. If your machine has a special self-cleaning programme, it is recommended that this is used periodically
    • Properly maintain appliances 

    Bathroom 
    • Ensure the seal between the bath/shower cubicle and the wall is watertight to prevent leaks
    • Do not leave the bathroom when you are running a bath

    Key Points

    • Make sure that all building and internal plumbing works are carried our competent people, avoid cold callers 
    • Do not leave washing machines or dishwashers on whilst the property is unattended
    • Make sure all seals are properly maintained around baths and shower cubicles 
    • Turn off your water supply when you go on holiday or if you are leaving your holiday home for a period of over 60 days
    • Know where your stopcock is located 

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