Tips To Help Protect Your Bentonville Home Next Time You're Out Of Town
When you leave your home for vacation, you want to be sure that you check a few things first! By doing these few things, you can ensure that your home won’t be as susceptible to leaks and other water related events, while you’re out of town.
Check for Leaks
Big water problems usually start from a small annoyance. This is why you should always check around your home for any small water leaks. While it’s impossible to check every inch of your plumbing system for a broken pipe, you should focus on a few key areas where a leak might occur:
- Under sinks
- Around your water heater
- Window seals
- Loose shingles
- Appliance hoses
Do Some Cleaning
Clogs are another issue that could lead to flooded areas of your home, so clear your gutters, downspouts and sump pits of debris. Run your sump pump to make sure it’s in good working order and install a battery-powered backup if you don’t already have one.
Why ruin your vacation by coming home to an unexpected water pipe repair bill? By taking some easy steps, you can help ensure you come back to home with no watery surprises.
Make it look like someone could be home
When you leave your home unattended, especially if you’re going to be gone for very long, you want to be sure that your home is secure.
By having a trusted neighbor that knows where you are, how to reach you and how long you’ll be gone is a good idea so that if they see any activity at your home during that time, they will either let you know, or let the proper authorities know.
SERVPRO of Benton & Carroll Counties should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration needs. Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage and potential threats, extract and contain the affected area, dry, and restore your property to preloss condition.
SERVPRO of Benton & Carroll Counties is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.
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