How to prevent Water Damage on vacation.
Vacation is a time for relaxing and unwinding. You should be able to focus on yourself, your family, and friends without having to worry about home maintenance issues. However, if you have an issue with water damage while on vacation it's important to look into it right away rather than waiting until you return home. Here are some tips to help prevent damage while you're away from home.
Check the pipes regularly.
Check your pipes for leaks. Look at them from the bottom and make sure that no water is leaking out of any joints or seams. If you find a leak, turn off the water supply immediately and call a professional to fix it. This is especially important if there are children in your home because they may not know how dangerous this situation can be if left unattended.
If there's no sign of leaking or flooding around your house but something still seems off, it might be time to call someone anyways! Water damage can occur slowly over time due to small problems like these. So even if nothing looks amiss right now, it could become apparent later on (and cost more money).
Turn off the water supply.
The first step to preventing water damage on vacation is to turn off the water supply at the main valve. It's important that you know where this is located before leaving for vacation, and if you're not sure how to do it yourself, contact a plumber. If you're going to be away for an extended period of time, let your neighbors know. Make sure they have your contact information and ask them to call if they notice any issues with your home. Ask them to check on the house regularly.
Water damage can be a serious problem for your home, but it's also one that can be prevented. By taking the steps outlined above you'll ensure that your property has the best chance at avoiding water damage while you're away on vacation. Give SERVPRO of East Concord/Brentwood a call at the first sign of water damage in your home. Our technicians have the experience and expertise to restore your property back to pre water conditions and available 24/7, 365.