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Easy Steps to Protect Your Home When You Head Out of Town This Summer

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

The lazy days of summer are here and vacation is calling! Before you and your family head out the door on that much anticipated trip, follow these simple steps to ensure you don't come home to a major clean-up.

1. Shut off the main water valve to your home, even if you only plan to be gone for a few days. This eliminates the risk of flooding due to broken pipes. Your outside sprinkler can still function with the main valve to your home shut off.

2. Check to be sure your sump pump is working in case of flooding due to heavy rain. Consider purchasing a battery-powered back up to protect your home if you lose power.

3. Inspect the hoses leading to major appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers, checking for kinks or damage. 

4. Ask a neighbor or trusted friend to check in on your home on a regular basis. 

Water damages can happen even to the most cautious homeowner, and left untreated mold can begin to grow within 72 hours. If your home has suffered a water damage call the restoration specialists at SERVPRO of Hamilton County anytime day or night at 317-773-0422.

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