Prep Your Home Before Vacation
The weather is starting to get warmer, the sun is shining, and summer is quickly approaching. That means it’s time for people to start booking vacations to tropical places or the mountains. When people leave for vacation they do the usual check around the house and make sure the stove is turned off, the lights are turned off, and that all the doors and windows are locked and secured. What do you do when you have a pipe that is slowly leaking and needs repair work while you’re gone? A pipe that is slowly leaking can actually do a lot of damage in a short bit of time. The smallest drop can make a big difference.
Inside of Your Home Preparation
As you get ready to leave for your vacation, go around your home and check the pipes in the kitchen and bathroom areas to make sure that there are no leaks or cracks. Look all the hoses that attach to your appliances like the washing machine and refrigerator. While you’re gone, you can always ask a family member or friend to come and check on your home. If no one is available to check on your home, turn off the main water and drain the pipes before you leave.
Making sure the inside of your home is prepared while you’re gone is very important, but it is also important that the outside of your home is prepped just in case a storm rolls through while you’re gone. You need to make sure the gutters are clean and that water can flow freely through them. Check your sump pump- and make sure there is no debris near it. Test the pump by filling the sump pit and turning on the pump. It is also important to check around your windows and roof for any leaks that could cause water to get into your home.
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