A sinking feeling: water damage and your waterbed

If there’s one thing that a great deal of human effort and a great deal of science has been dedicated towards its a good nights sleep. Countless hours of an expended trying to create the perfect sleeping experience. From memory foam mattresses to adjustable beds and of course to the waterbed. Water beds are a strange contraption that feels a bit funny at first but can give you many restful night’s sleep. One major problem with waterbeds is their main ingredient, water. If your bed ever becomes seriously punctured you may be in for a great deal of water damage. The average waterbed contains gallons upon gallons of water and if that becomes released you will have a miniature tsunami in your bedroom.

How do you prevent your waterbed from becoming punctured? Prevention is by far the best method. Keep anything sharp away from the surface of the bed and this applies especially to house cats. If you notice a small puncture then drain the bed as per the manufacturers recommendation. It is far better to drain the bed in a controlled situation and then to have the puncture suddenly become worse and have Niagara falls to deal with.

If your bed becomes puncture and starts to leak on your floor you may not notice it immediately. If left unattended water damage could become permanent and extremely costly. The instant you noticed water leaking from your bed you should identify the source of the leak and see if it’s something you can deal with yourself. It is not some you can do wish you should contact a water damage restoration company to help you with the repairs.

Water damage and the kitchen sink

The kitchen sink is one of the most often used but most of them collected parts of your home. Every day is piled high with dishes and filled with water but how often is it cleaned? How often is the sealant around sink repaired? How often is plumbing beneath the sink maintained? If the answer to any of these questions is not very often or never it may be time to take another look at your humble kitchen sink.

Common maintenance such as cleaning and sanitising the kitchen sink should be a regular occurrence in any home. The more often anything is used more often it becomes worn out or potentially damaged.

The caulking or sealant around your kitchen sink should be replenished every few years. This sealant breaks down over time and if not maintain will cause leaks to happen beneath the sink. Often these are not discovered early and can lead to the development of mould and mildew.

The plumbing beneath your kitchen sink takes a beating on a daily basis. It is often in perpetual use and often has things put down it that shouldn’t be. Because of its situation in your kitchen and the fact that the plumbing is in the way if you, the homeowner, do not set aside time to maintain the plumbing you may have a major issue on your hands. Water damage takes very little time to happen and can become a major financial worry. Set yourself a time of receipt spectacle plumbing beneath your kitchen sink and make sure everything is in perfect working order. And ounce of prevention is worth a pound of repair.