I'm On Vacation!
If you are going on vacation soon, you may be worried about what could happen if your home floods while you are away due to a water leak. You should try not to get too stressed out about this concern - there are several things you can do both to defend yourself against a flood and understand what options for remediation you would have if water pipe repair was required.
If you know you are going to be away for some time, there are several things that you can do to help protect your home from a water-related disaster. Some of these actions include:
- Asking a friend, neighbor or family member to watch your house.
- Insulating external pipes (if it is cold outside).
- Cleaning and inspecting your sump pump, water hoses and gutters before you leave.
- Checking for leaks in water-based areas around your home.
- Turning off your water right before you go.
- Create SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile
Taking action by following the advice above can help you avoid a flood and water pipe repair when you get home from your getaway.
What Might Happen
If a broken pipe floods your house while you are away, you may come home to find structural damage to various parts of your home. These could include floors, bathrooms and furniture, to name a few. Depending on how long the water has been sitting, it may be contaminated and require speedy removal.
Help is Available
You will hopefully be able to avoid a flood issue completely by following the preventative measures above. However, if you do come home from a relaxing trip only to find a flooded mess that will require water pipe repair, you will likely need to seek help from a water damage company like SERVPRO of OXnard, especially if highly contaminated water is involved. They will be able to understand what happened and what needs to be done to get everything back to a normal state as soon as possible.