This post is in partnership with Delta Faucet company. I received free product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
If you have ever had any water damage to your home, you know that it is generally not a cheap or easy fix. Water damage can easily be prevented with proper maintenance of your home. Here are a few tips to avoid a homeowner’s nightmare.
Ways to Prevent Home Water Damage
Clean Your Gutters and Downspouts
If you are a homeowner it is important that you keep your gutters and downspouts free of leaves and debris. The purpose of having gutters is to catch any precipitation and disperse it away from your home, so that puddles of water are not sitting alongside the foundation of your home, possibly damaging it. It is recommended to clean your gutters at least twice a year. Do it more if you have lots of trees surrounding your home. Also, make sure that your downspout is pointed away from your home and is not clogged or blocked.
Disconnect your Hoses and Winterize Sprinklers
A hose that remains connected to your water spicket in freezing weather is never a good thing. As the summer and autumn months wind down, be sure to disconnect all garden hoses from the outside of your home. Excess water that sits inside your garden hose can freeze back up into your pipes, causing them to burst. The same can also happen if you have a sprinkler system, so be sure to have someone blow out the lines before winter comes!
Use the Delta Leak Detector
Investing in a Delta Leak Detector can literally save you thousands of dollars. The leak protector is small, and wireless, making it portable. It can be used virtually anywhere you are worried about a water leak. It uses Wi-Fi technology, so that you will have peace of mind, and never have to worry about coming home to a flood. It also is equipped with a flashing LED light, and an audible alert that will sound for anyone that is already home. This means that anytime the water pools underneath the device, or flows over the top of it, you will instantly be alerted.
To set up the Delta Leak Detector was simple. All you need is 3 AAA batteries, a screwdriver, and a smart phone. Then, follow the instructions listed below and in under 3 minutes it’s ready to go.
- Unscrew the back.
- Install the 3 AAA batteries.
- Download the Delta Leak Detect app on your phone.
- Sync the app with your device.
- Set the device where you want it to detect leaks.
Delta will be also be awarding free devices to those who share their own photos and/or videos. All you have to do is post a photo or video on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #TheDreamGaurdian and tag @DeltaFaucet. Each week throughout November, four winners will be rewarded with a Delta leak detector, and be featured on Delta’s Inspired Living blog. Find out more details about the sweepstakes here.