Bedford, Mass: Who Watches Your Home When You Go on Vacation?
When you go out of town, do you have someone checking on your home? Does this person know where to shut off the water? Can you be reached if the heat is not working?
Who Watches Your Home, Bedford?
This month of holiday parties and prep often culminates in an out-of-town trip for Massachusetts residents. Before you head out of town this season, be sure you have someone watching your house for you.
Maybe you do not have pets and you are confident your plants will survive in your absence, but so many other things can go wrong. You can best protect your building and contents by having a responsible individual check in to ensure building systems are running as intended.
Broken Pipes and Hoses
You are probably aware of the need to protect your pipes when temperatures plummet in Bedford, Mass., but pipes, valves, and hoses can fail any time of year. Having someone check your home will help control the expense and the extent of damage if a pipe bursts or a hot water heater fails.
When you are not home to realize the heat has stopped working, three days out of town can turn into weeks of disaster recovery. Regular visits while you are away will ensure you are alerted early to any service issues.
Also remember, you may have set the temperature in your home for 55 degrees when you left. Which may be warm enough for your pipes when the temperature outside stays above 25 degrees. However, when a cold snap rolls in, you should have someone visit your home and boost the thermostat when the temperature drops below 20. Otherwise, you could return to a water damage that requires a major rehab of the building.
Ready Plan Speeds up Recovery
Preparing a Ready Plan before you go out of town will ensure you have all the information in one place on your phone that you would need in the event of a building emergency. You can also share this plan with those you choose to check on your house while you are gone.
Water Damage Specialists
Here at SERVPRO of Lexington-Bedford, we have been helping residents restore their homes and belongings for decades. Call us first for a water damage. We will make it “Like it Never Even Happened.”