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Prepare Your Home for Traveling

10/31/2017 (Permalink)

Pipe Break in a home that was vacant with no heat.

When you plan on taking a trip to visit family during the holidays its important to prepare your home for when you leave it. You never want to come home to find water in your house due to a pipe break. Below are several tips to insure coming home the same way you left it!

  1. Turn off the main water supply line: The main water supply controls all of the water in the house and is one of the best protections against needing to repair water damage and prevent flooding. Turning off the water supply can help prevent pipes from bursting while you’re away!

  2. Test your Sump Pump: In case there is an emergency, make sure the sump pump is working before leaving town.

  3. Leave the thermostat tuned on: Make sure your thermostat is set no lower than 60 degrees F to prevent pipes from freezing.

  4. Winterize your drainage system: Drain the water out of the toilet and add nontoxic antifreeze. Also, pour one-half cup of anti-freeze down the bathroom sinks, as well as down the bath tub.

  5. Unplug your electronics: Unplug all electronics before leaving your home to save money as well as to prevent any damage from a power surge.

Call SERVPRO of West Akron at 330-867-5723 if you need help with a fire or water damage to your home. We are here to help, "Like it never even happened."

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