We are sure many of you northern snowbirds have vacations planned soon. The last thing you want to encounter while you're away is water damage.
Water damage can wreak havoc on your home even when you are present. Just imagine how catastrophic water damage can be if you are not around while it occurs.
It doesn't take long for mold to build up and water damage strikes. Water damage does not play favorites and it can happen to anyone, any home. So before you go on vacation this winter, follow these steps to minimize the chances you come home to unwanted water damage.
Inspect Parts Of Your Home Where Leaks Can Occur
Doing a thorough check of your home before heading off on vacation is priceless. First, check all your sinks to make sure they are properly shut off. Then, open the cabinets below your sink to make sure none of the pipes are leaking. Finally, make sure all your windows and doors are not left open and properly sealed. You can never be too safe when it comes to stuff like this, especially if you'll be gone longer than a couple weeks.
Check and Clean Your Gutters
Checking and cleaning the gutters is something many homeowners forget to do in general, let alone before going on an a long vacation. Gutters can quickly get clogged up with debris and water during the winter and spring season. We advise doing a quick check of your gutters to prevent major leaks and potential water damage.
Have Someone You Trust Check In On Your Home
If you are going to be away from your home for more than a couple weeks, it would not hurt to have someone you know and trust to take a look at your home periodically. This could be family, a friend or even a neighbor. While they might not be present when an issue in your house occurs, they can at least notify you mitigate the damages.
When You Need Professional Water Damage Repair, Call Refined Restoration LLC
Refined Restoration is the team to call when you need water damage services or mold remediation services. Our team is experienced, effective and efficient at resolving your water damage and mold issues.