Holidays mean vacation!
The most common cause of home water damage in the upcoming months are when families leave on vacation. They leave their homes empty for days, weeks and sometimes even months. If there is any kind of leak, even a small one, it'll be left unchecked and can cause a substantial amount of damage by the time someone ever notices. This could be devastating.
In order to prevent water damage while on vacation it's important that you prepare your home against water damage whenever you're leaving it.
Follow these actionable tips to ensure the safety of your home.
- Turn off the main water - shutting off the water main to your house will avoid water pressure from building up in your pipes and weaken the pipes.
- Drain your pipes - Running the faucets in your home will ensure that pipes are relieved of any pressure
- Turn off water heater - Not only will this save you money but prevent any chance of the water heater having a problem.
- Have a friend check your home - so many things can go wrong in your home without having someone present and the best way to make sure it's handled quickly is to have someone checking on your home.