Vacationing? Read This Before You Go!
Winter is slowly, but surely, coming around the corner. Time for snowplows, shovels, winter coats, and best of all, vacation! With all the excitement of your upcoming vacation, make sure you don’t forget anything! After packing bags, booking hotels, and planning out your week long adventure make sure you don’t forget to check out your home as well! Create a checklist and make sure your home is prepared for the harsh winter ahead.
First thing to look for is leaks. One of the more common places for leaking would be the sinks. Windows and doors should also be checked to make sure they are tightly sealed. Check out the roof to ensure all of the shingles are in tip top shape. Also look at hoses that are attached to appliances. Holes, kinks, and general damage are all things that you should be looking for in this process. Any of these items leaking while you are not home could mean big trouble for you when you get back home. In areas with carpeting you may not even realize that there is damage!
The closer you go north, the more of a problem all of this becomes in the winter months. Pipes freezing or bursting can become a big problem very quickly. To prevent pipes from freezing over, try to insulate them. I would suggest leaving the furnace on while you are away. Even if it is just a low temperature. You could even have someone you trust go to your home and turn it on every so often, maybe even check out the house a little.
Prevention is the key when dealing with water damage. The more you prevent, the less likely you are to have problems. In any case that you do get water damage somewhere in the home or business, the best thing to do is call a water damage removal company. Our certified professionals will come prepared to you anywhere at any time!
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