The dream vacation you’ve been planning for is finally here! Suitcase? Check. Boarding Pass? Check. Hotel reservations? Check. Sounds like you’re ready for your big trip. You’ve planned for every possible scenario you could encounter while you’re gone; cat sitter, dog feeder, new bulbs in the motion light. All set! However, you haven’t thought about what might happen in your home while you are away.

No one ever plans it, but water damage happens. The water heater you’ve been waiting to replace, the supply lines that were there when you bought the house 20 years ago, that dripping faucet in the kitchen sink… there’s no knowing when they’ll fail.

Here are a few ideas to help minimize the risk of water damage while you’re on vacation

1. Shut off the water supply lines to the sink and toilets. If the supply lines are shut off, they won’t flood your house if they break while you’re away.

2. Turn off the water main. Yes, it seems silly, but it makes sense. No water to the house = no flooded house when you get back. Just make sure to turn it back on when you get back.

3. Leave a house key with a trusted family member or friend. They can check on the house while you’re gone to make sure everything is as it should be. They can water your garden, feed your cat, and catch any water leaks before they become a major problem.

If ever a water leak causes havoc in your life, you can turn back the clock with a top professional flood drying service and let the experienced water damage technicians from Service Team of Professionals in Spokane, WA get to work ASAP! (509) 260-8166

By Brian Clark