One of the reasons I live here in Tequesta, Florida is it’s a great little ocean village. Everyone is out enjoying the water. Whether it be at the beach with family, hanging out at the sandbars with friends or just enjoying the sunset as a fish tugs on your line. Everyone enjoys the water, except when it’s flooding your house.
I can’t count the number of times I’ve been to a clients home and they do not know where their main water valve is. Every home should have a main valve against or near the house in case of a flood. A 1/2″ water line can send 8 gallons of water into your home every 60 seconds. Water damage is nothing to mess around with. Not to mention the reconstruction that is typically required afterwards is a nightmare.
As I write this article, I have a client that is currently going through this process. 100% of her house flooded and the house is almost unlivable with the amount of work needed to get it back to normal. She was sleeping as her house was flooding but if it happened a few hours earlier, she would have been in the position to shut the water off and save herself from living in a construction site.
Check around your home for a water valve. Make sure that it works and that it shuts the water off inside the house completely. If you need assistance, please give us a call and we will send one of our expert plumbers to locate and test your valve for you, free of charge.
We all love water but eventually we want to get out and dry off. Stay dry in your home and keep your water life outside. Stay dry, my friends!