Checking for Water Leaks

Water leaks in a home can come from a number of sources, many of which can go undetected for a long time, allowing damage to build. Water damage is not only a nuisance, but can end up costing thousands of dollars in repairs. Thus, knowing how to spot water leaks before they begin causing significant damage, can help a person repair leaks as soon as possible, saving large amounts of money.

Unfortunately, when water damage does occur, insurance companies may attempt to underpay or deny claims. If your home has been damaged by water leaks and your insurance company is denying or underpaying your rightful claim, you may need to take legal action in order to obtain the payment you need. To learn more about how an attorney can help, contact a Dallas insurance lawyer of Smith Kendall, PLLC, today at 214-361-6124.

Preventing Water Damage

Making sure your plumbing system is in good shape is a reliable way to avoid costly water damage. Some tips for checking for water leaks include:

  • Inspect your pipes frequently – Check your visible pipes for any damage, such as corrosion, and for signs, such as drips, that water is leaking.
  • Inspect for water damage – You can spot a water leak early on if you keep an eye on any stained floors or walls and warped tile
  • Check your water meter – Test for a water leak by noting your water usage, shutting off the water for half an hour, and then noting the new level of water usage

By detecting water leaks before they can cause significant damage, you can protect your home and prevent the need for expensive repairs. However, should this damage have already occurred, you likely need financial assistance from your insurance company to pay for the needed repairs.

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If your insurance company has failed to provide adequate compensation on your water damage claim, you may wish to take legal action to get the monetary assistance you need. To speak with a reliable insurance attorney, contact a Dallas insurance attorney of Smith Kendall, PLLC, today at 214-361-6124.

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