One of the most common homeowners’ insurance claim is water damage to their homes. Leaking pipes and appliances, and damage caused by storm conditions cause millions of dollars worth of damage every year. If a pipe leaks or bursts while you are on vacation, water can destroy carpets and furniture and even compromise the structural integrity of your walls or foundation. This can all happen without you knowing or without warning. Before leaving your home for more than a day, prep your house so you won’t come home to a big, expensive mess.
Here is what you should do before you leave your home for an extended amount of time:
Note: While you are away for the season you may have someone maintaining your pool’s water level. If that requires them to turn on your water manually you may want to install a pool auto filler.
If you do have someone maintaining your home while you are away you may want to have a dual shutoff valve installed. This will enable them to use your water without turning on the water to the house .
This Aztec Plumbing blog was written by our re-pipe supervisor, Rich Mays.