Prevent Water Damage While on Vacation

prevent water damage while on vacationThis weekend marks the unofficial start to summer which means it’s time to look forward to weekend trips to the beach and family vacations.  These trips are a great way to have fun with friends and family or just get away for a little peace and quiet; however, as one of our customers recently realized, one toilet can quickly overshadow the good times and relaxation that their vacation brought.  When they returned home, they found their 2-story home completely flooded from a broken supply line to the toilet which caused water to flow throughout their home for 10 days.  So, before you pack up the car to head out of town, there’s a few things you need to check off your to do list around the house so you can prevent water damage while you are on vacation.

  • Start by turning off the water at the main water valve.  This will shut off the water the entire house.
  • If you have someone taking care of your pets or you have an automatic sprinkler system and are unable to turn off the water to the entire house, turn off the water at the valves of your sinks and toilets.  You can also turn off the water to your ice maker as well.  These may take a little longer to get them all turned off, but it could save you thousands of dollars in water damage repairs as well as lots of headaches the restoration process could cause.
  • Check your gutters to make sure any rain water can flow away from the home.  Clogged gutters could cause some water damage to your roof if it collects and backs under your shingles.  Also, if the water is puddling at the downspouts, add an extension.  It is recommended that water drains at least 10 feet from the house/foundation to prevent water from encroaching your crawlspace.
  • Unplug your appliances.  While this will not prevent water damage, it could save you from an unnecessary homeowners claim for lightning damage if your home were to be struck by lightning while you were out of town.

Everyone at PHC Restoration hopes you have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend and summer vacation.  Remember, we have crews on call 24-hours a day, every day in case your home is sustains water damage.  Give us a call at 919-834-6523.

 

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G. Godwin, Benson

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S. McFadyen, Vass

Given the situation we were dealing with, PHC came right in that evening and started clean-up.  PHC walked us through every aspect of our repairs/replacement.  They were amazing and made the entire process seamless.  Overall, we are thrilled with the final results.  I never imagined it would have turned out this beautiful.  PHC made this initial terrible experience and experience we will never forget.

S. Jones, Raleigh

Everyone was so friendly, courteous and knowledgeable.  Quality of work exceeded our expectations.  We have already highly recommended you guys to people we know.  Thanks for everything!

K. Vorbeck, Raleigh

I’m in the building trades and feel qualified to say that your crew was better than excellent in all phases.  By the end it felt more like a labor of love than a job contract.

J. Byrum, Chapel Hill

I could not ask for a better crew.  Everyone was professional and courteous.  My home even looks better than before!  I will recommend you to everyone I meet.

P. Smith, Sanford

Many thanks for the super fine job your crew did on my flood damage. You evaluated the damage and reacted quickly. Keep up the good work!

D. Lane, Fuquay-Varina

Thank you for taking care of our home repair in a timely manner. You were a pleasure to work with.

Mary, Fuquay Varina

Your company came to our rescue so rapidly when the accident occurred, which was a great relief. Your work has added value and pride to our home!

Judi and Geoffrey, Cary

Thank you for everything that you have done. I never imagined it would turn out so beautiful! Your crews are very courteous and kind. They’ve done an outstanding job.

Debbie, Spring Lake

We gratefully applaud your crews. Their work was top notch. They were polite, eager to answer questions, clean in their work and showed respect for our home. They work well together as a team.

R. Arcus, Durham

Just a note to thank you so very much for the great job you did in cleaning our church after it had been vandalized recently. Thank you so much for the prompt attention to our Church also! It meant a great deal to our Church Family to be able to have our regular Sunday services in the Sanctuary that day.

Christian Chapel Church

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F. Hinkson, Goldsboro

I am very happy to be back in my house. Thank you for making it possible within a reasonable amount of time. You certainly are to be commended for your professionalism.

Jo Anne, Kenly

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R. Strother, Franklinton

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