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CARLSBAD, CA, May 02, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Summer vacation season is almost upon us, and while many homeowners think about protecting their home from break-ins while away, few stop to consider the risk of flooding. Flood damage can occur while homeowners are away and can leave them with permanently damaged possessions and costly home repairs upon their return.
Superior Restoration, a company with 17 years of experience repairing water damage in San Diego, wants to help homeowners to enjoy peace of mind during their travel time this summer by minimizing the risk of flood-related damage while they are away from home. Here are a few expert tips that every homeowner or renter should consider before leaving home for an extended period of time.
- Turn Off the Water Heater- Turning off the water heater won't take very long, but does protect homes from flooding should a water heater fail. Many water heaters have a vacation mode for easy shut off. Another perk of turning off the water heater is energy savings.
- Consider Turning Off Water Supply to Appliances or Home- Another way to minimize the risk of home flooding while away is to shut off the water supply to the home. This can often be done easily from a switch near the water meter. Homeowners that prefer to leave the water on may want to shut off appliances that use water, such as the washing machine.
- Inspect Potential Flood Hazards Before Leaving- It is a good idea to look for potential flood hazards before leaving and to repair any potential problems. Look for loose pipes, cracks in plastic piping or hoses with signs of leaking and corrosion.
- Make Sure Flood Insurance is Up to Date- Flood insurance won't prevent a flood, but it sure is nice to have if flooding does occur while away. Check all insurance policies and make sure that premium payments are all up to date. Water damage repair and San Diego mold damage recovery can be expensive.
"There's a lot you can do to minimize the risk of flooding before heading out on summertime travel," says Gabriel Prieto, president of Superior Restoration. "A little prevention will save a lot of hassle. These tips will help homeowners and renters to minimize their flooding risk while out of town."
Superior Restoration, a Carlsbad water damage, mold damage and fire damage restoration company, offers restoration services and carpet cleaning to homeowners, business owners and renters in the San Diego area. The company has 24 hour/365 days emergency services available and its professionals have the training and experience needed to restore damaged homes and property. Contractors License # 780181.
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