With the kids out of school, many people are planning their summer vacations. If you plan to leave your home for a week or two, you will want to make sure you’re not going to come home to water damage – as many people do! While you’re packing your suitcase, take a look around your home and make sure it’s ready for your departure as well!
Check all faucets and sinks and visible pipes for leaks. It’s not a bad idea to turn the main water supply off while you’re gone, too. This time of year you don’t have to worry about freezing pipes!
Make sure windows and doors are closed and tightly sealed. A heavy storm could cause serious damage to a window or door that lets water inside your home.
Check hoses on appliances. They should be free of leaks, kinks and other damage. Coming home to a wet floor isn’t the way you want to get back into the swing of things!
If you choose to keep your HVAC system running, keep it at a reasonable temperature that won’t allow it to run non-stop. In the summer, consider a temperature of 78*F.
If there’s someone in the area you trust to check on your home from time to time, do so. Let them know to make sure to check common areas of water damage – around windows, the basement, bathroom, etc.
Don’t let your vacation be tarnished by water damage. Do what you can to prevent it before you leave! For a free water damage restoration estimate, contact us today! We’re open 24/7, 365 days a year. Our water damage restoration teams have years of experience and use only the latest technology for water extraction, drying, and cleaning methods! Give us a call today!