Jun 02

Prevent Water Damage at home While on Vacation

Before you go on vacation, there are a few things to do in order to ensure that your home avoids being damaged by a burst or Image result for Prevent Water Damage at home While on Vacationleaking pipe while you are away. Doing these simple tips from MTP Plumbing will help you enjoy your vacation with more peace of mind.

Check For Pipe Cracks

Look at the pipes underneath all of your sinks. This will only take a minute and it is worth taking the time to do. You might want to run the water a bit as you do this so you can see if there are any leaks or cracks in the pipes. If there are get them fixed.

Check the Roof

It only takes a few more minutes to eye your roof and make sure there are no loose shingles. If there are, take the time to get them sealed. You do not want a bad storm while you are on vacation to cause a serious leak in your roof. Then you will return home to a flood in the home as well as a damaged roof.

Double Check Appliance Hoses

Be sure that the hoses to ice makers, dishwashers and washers are also intact. If you have a sump pump, make sure there is no debris clogging it. Test it for a minute or two to make sure it is running properly. Double check that you have a fresh battery in the backup source.

Have a Neighbor Check In

Your neighbors can be helpful when you are away by noticing if anything looks strange outside your home. If a big storm hits, you will also want Image result for have your neighbor check on your house while on a vacationto have a neighbor to check in and make sure no leaks have occurred in your home, too. Be sure to show the neighbor where the main valve shut off is in your home before you leave.

If you do not have a neighbor that will be home while you are away, you could also get a leak detector. These special systems will set off an alarm when there is a leak in the home. If you get a sophisticated system, the unit can shut the water supply off for you.

Water damage from floods, even small ones due to plumbing leaks, can be substantial and costly to remediate. Take the time to check your pipes, roof and appliances before you leave to prevent a flood in the home.