Take These Steps to Prevent RV Water Leakage

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Plumbing issues can not only ruin your entire trip, but can also affect the overall performance of your recreational vehicle.
Cracked pipes and leakages due to lose fittings can result in water running down into places that can cause long-lasting damages.
Five out of ten RV owners you meet, would all tell you about the time they spent an entire week trying to dry out their RV, after a leakage.

Play detective
If you suspect a leak, get to work immediately. Shut off you faucet and check to see if the water pump continues to cycle. If the pump turns on and continues to build pressure, chances are that there is a leak.
Another way to confirm your suspicion is check to see if a puddle has built up, right outside your RV.

Dry out, completely
Once, you’ve confirmed that a leak is present, and have repaired the leak, your next move should be to locate each and every source of moisture present. This is very important, as any part of your RV that has become damp, need to be dried out, right away!
Since, moisture causes cabinets and flooring made from sawdust to crumble away, leave your cabinets and doors open for hours, and even days (if need be).

Prevention is the key!

  • Before you are done repairing and ready to piece everything back together, remember to run your pump for a few minutes to ensure that you haven’t disturbed any other fittings.
  • If there is a portion of your carpeting that was affected, you must peel them out and do not install them back, until they are 100% dry.
  • Install an electric fan to dry off the interior and prevent any mold from developing.
  • Monitor your water pump every now and then to make sure that everything is intact.