Prevent Water Damage: Don’t Start a Dishwasher When Leaving Home

Here’s a tip of advice on how to prevent water damage: Do not start your dishwasher and then leave home. A MAX member did this exact thing – started his dishwasher and then left home for a while. When he came back home, he discovered his dishwasher had malfunctioned and water had been escaping from the dishwasher for over four hours! Damage to the hardwood floors and subfloor had leaked down into his finished basement. The cost of repairs was in excess of $5,000.

Remember to start your dishwasher (and washing machine for that matter) and stay home while it’s running so if a malfunction arises, you are home to address the issue and hopefully prevent water damage to your home.

Would you like to read more safety tips on how to prevent damage to your home? Check these tips.

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