Use this simple tip when it comes to preventing water damage.
My wife and I recently experienced our first flood in the bathroom. I was watching TV when I noticed water seeping under the bathroom door. The culprit was the water-supply line to the commode blowing a seal. The bigger problem was that most of the water flowed into the heat register on the floor of the bathroom, which could have caused extensive damage and repair.
To prevent this, I purchased a 2 x 4-inch PVC adapter and a tube of bathroom adhesive caulk. I put a heavy bead of caulk around the register and secured the PVC adapter around the register, ensuring that no more water would make its way into the ducts.
Billy Mitchell, Simpsonville, South Carolina