Vacation Prep List
We often get water damages after people have been away from their house for an extended time. Here are a few preventive things you can do while you are away.
Exterior lighting, security systems and even smart phones enable a homeowner to deter intruders. For most of us, water damage never crosses our mind. Did you know that a 1/2 inch supply line flows at a rate of 50 gallons of water per minute? Just for reference, a standard tub holds roughly 80 gallons of water. Imagine your bathtub completely emptying in your home every 2 minutes! Can you imagine what damage could be done if this happens on the first day of your vacation and you don't know until you arrive back home days later. At SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo, we have the this kind of damage on numerous occasions. Not only flooding of the entire footprint of the home, but also mold. If left untreated, a water loss can cause mold growth to begin in as little as 24-48 hours. We recommend that as part of your pre-travel checklist, you add turning off the main water supply to your home. The best way to prevent disaster is to be prepared!