Prevent Water Damage While You are on Vacation

When it is time to go on vacation, you spend a lot of time picking the right place for you and your family.  Money and time are spent to get you the perfect vacation.  The last thing that you need is to face a water issue when you return.

The fact is that water issues occur regularly while people are out of town for a variety of reasons.  It can happen from a freak deluge that comes through your area, but more times than not, water damage occurs from something that could have been checked and done before you left.  As you are going over your checklist for packing, create a checklist for your home as well.

You should perform routine checks on all of your appliances if you are going to be gone from your home for more than three days.  Not only will it make the home safer, but it will allow you to relax in ease.


Clear gutters for any debris and leaves.  This will make sure that water will drain correctly and not pool.  Inspect the hoses connecting your appliances from water supplies.  Make sure that there are not leaks and everything is connected tight.  Check under your sinks to make sure there are no leaks or drips.  De-ice your freezer in order to prevent water from escaping the refrigerator and pooling on the floor.  Finally, make sure that your sump pump is in proper working order.  If anything does happen with standing water, a sump pump will be one of the first lines of defense.  Also, if you know you have a humid, moist area of the home, you may wish to run a dehumidifier with the water catch draining into a utility sink.  This will prevent any water from escaping and pooling on the floor.Water Damage, Water Removal

Further action that you can take is to turn off the water to the appliances.  They cannot leak if there is nothing to leak.  Make sure that all windows and doors are shut.  If your windows are closed properly then there should be no potential for leaks.  One of the best things that you can employ however is to have a trusted friend check on your house every couple of days.  Have them go room to room, and they can assess whether or not there are leaks present.


Vacations should be periods of relaxation.  Remember, you’ve earned it.  Don’t come home to a stress that will negate the vacation.


Call Water Damage Zone, Inc. today (877) 520.1923– your future bills may be a lot smaller, if you follow these simple tips.

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Van Nuys, CA 91411