So, you’ve finally been able to do it – take a vacation. While you’re off having some much-deserved fun, be sure you have someone checking on your home when you are out of town. Many times Sage Restoration gets a call to respond to a home with water damage and flooded carpet when the homeowner is out. The last thing you want to happen when coming home after nice, relaxing time away is to walk into your home and find the ceilings falling in and your hard wood floors and carpet flooded.
To prevent this from happening, turn your water off when you will be away from your home for even a few days. However, there are many circumstances that can occur when it comes to water damage and sometimes even turning your water off can’t prevent all water damage from happening. That ‘s why it’s a good idea to have a neighbor, friend or family member check on your home daily or at least every other day. Not only can water damage structural materials and the contents in your home, but mold can begin growing within 24-72 hours. This can result in serious mold contamination in your home that can turn into a major health hazard.
Another thing to consider when going out of town? Leave you’re A/C or heat alone! We commonly come across well-meaning home owners who turn their A/C up or their heat down to save on energy costs. This cost savings can back fire on a homeowner in several ways. If the heat isn’t warm enough to keep pipes from freezing, that can result in some serious water damage that may or may not be covered by your insurance carrier. In addition, if you don’t have adequate air flow or air conditioning running during the summer time and your have water damage in your home, this can increase the likelihood of mold growth and other secondary damage to your home.
We are (finally) experiencing heavy April showers throughout the Greater Kansas City area and we want you to protect your home. If you do experience flooding, act quickly. Call Sage Restoration! We’re here for you in your time of need! #ServiceWithCompassion