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Turn off the main water supply
Before starting any plumbing project be sure to turn off the main water supply. Water damage can be one of the most expensive things to repair. To minimize damage turn the main water supply off as well as any shut off valves near where you are working. This will save a great deal of hardship later on.
A lot of people are scared of plumbing problems because they think they can wreck their homes. You can easily avoid that by knowing one simple thing. Knowing where the shutoff valve is and how to get to it and turn it off is all it takes to avoid extensive water damage.
Check your seams
To avoid water damage to walls in the kitchen, make sure all seams in your counter tops and back splash are properly sealed using a waterproof silicone. Silicone will dry out over time, crack and shrink and should be replaced once every three years. Keeping your silicone in good shape will keep kitchen spills where they belong and not running down the walls.
Turn off the power
If you are seeing areas in your ceiling or walls that appear to have water damage or are sagging, make sure you turn off the power before inspecting. Electricity and water do not mix. The last thing you need is to go into the attic and get shocked by a pool of water.
In conclusion, plumbing is a skill that you should know about - plain and simple. It is something that you will always be able to use and you may be able to save yourself a lot of money and frustration in the future.