Fire and flood damage is probably the most traumatic experience a resident of a property can experience. Looking after central heating and cooling pipes isn’t difficult, and a failure to check both regularly could result in a lot of anguish and expense in the future. Good maintenance really can be exercised by a number of simple tasks, such as making sure that no water gets into central heating and on cooling pipes in the first place.
7 Whenever you move into a new apartment or house, make sure that you are insured against flood damage. This is especially important if the property had been left unoccupied for a long time. Check the pipes to see if there are any external signs of deterioration. If one pipe does start leaking, then you will need to start looking at the possibility of replacing all the pipes if they are of a similar age. Be careful about leaving washing, which isn't completely dry, near to central heating.
Check your windows. Water will penetrate the tiniest crack in a wooden window frame, and condensation can also be a problem even with double-glazed windows. If there are any tiny cracks which need attending to, then there are cheap methods of fixing them, with fillers available from hardware stores.