Sep 1, 2015
You can hardly go a single day without being reminded that California is in the middle of a serious drought. Many cities have signs notifying you that they are no longer watering public areas, museums have disconnected their water features, homeowners are told what days they can water their yards, and we are all encouraged to dramatically decrease our water usage.
YOU might be water conscious, but what if your pipes aren't?
What causes leaks?
We often ignore our pipes and appliances until something goes wrong, but everything needs maintenance in order to perform at its best. That is why wear & tear and neglect are the number one cause of leaks. The second major cause of leaks is pipe stress, and this happens due to hard water buildup as well as overly-high water pressure.
How to find out if I have a leak?
So what happens if you have a leak in your pipes? How do you detect the drips?
Maybe you've tried steps 1 & 2 and found out that you do not have any water leaks. That's great news! But it is still a good idea to keep an eye on your pipes and appliances so a leak will not go undetected. Water claims are increasingly becoming a problem in California for homeowners, and insurance companies often require that water claims be reported within a certain time frame from the inception of the leak in order to be eligible for coverage.
Are you covered for a water claim? Do you have questions about your home insurance coverage? Call our office today at (714)482-9500.