Vacation Proofing Your Home
Summer is fast approaching. And for many of us, that brings with it vacation season. However, far too many families return home from a relaxing family vacation to find a home racked with water damage. Here are some tips you can take to help vacation-proof your home!
- The day you leave for vacation – Most importantly!! Turn off your main water supply. Typically located in the ground near your street curb, for those in town. If you are in the country on a well, turn off your supply line between your well and your house.
- Identify your potential water hazards in your home! Note - Any water fixtures in your home or office are potential water hazards. i.e. sinks, toilets, refrigerator water lines, ice maker water lines, dishwashers, washing machines, bath tubs, showers, hot water heaters, AC drain lines, toilets, and even outdoor faucets that are close to exterior of house. check each of potential water hazards, make sure there are no leaks. A small leak might not seem like much to you now. However, if a small leak goes unnoticed or not fixed for several days, it can not only cause damage to the wood surfaces around it. It can also cause mold to grow.
After you take all the necessary precautions and follow these steps, you are vacation ready! If you ever have any more questions, or need water damage help, call us at (253)-896-3000!