How to Prepare Your Youngstown Home Before Vacation
There is nothing worse than coming home from a relaxing vacation to water damage. Obviously when you are away, disasters can get out of control very quickly. That’s why SERVPRO of Mahoning and North Columbiana Counties is here to give you some going away tips before you leave for your retreat. Let’s get busy!
Walk Through the Entire House
Looking over your Boardman house, in its entirety, is the best way to check for problems before you leave. Check the pipes underneath the sink, ensure the sump pump is running, and check your water heater for any cracks or leaks.
Turn off the Water Supply
Usually, a leaky supply line happens while you are away. Turning the main line off while you are on vacation eliminates the chance of a pipe burst causing major structural damage to your Boardman home.
Check the Gutters
We know you just cleaned those out, right?! If not, make sure to do it before you leave. If there is heavy rainfall while you are away this will ensure the gutters are free of debris, leaves, and sticks and can prevent a water disaster from affecting your attic.
Replace Plastic Supply Lines
Swapping out plastic lines for stainless steel ones could be one of the best last-minute decisions of your life. This inexpensive switch can reduce the chance of leaks therefore highly eliminating the chance of pipe break while you are away.
Even if you think you have covered every precaution in the world…accidents can still happen. And when they do, SERVPRO of Mahoning and North Columbiana Counties is Here to Help. We are the area’s number one water restoration company. We are considered a “large loss” SERVPRO, meaning we have the capacity to handle every job no matter how big or small it may be.
If you find yourself in the middle of water disaster, don’t hesitate to give us a call for immediate assistance at (330) 536-7477 or visit our Website for more information.