Since many large home repairs start out as small, minor issues, inspecting and preparing the house prior to leaving can make the difference between a small problem and a major home emergency.
Eric Fairbanks with Utah Disaster Kleenup talks about how to prepare your home
Have newspaper and mail stopped or regularly picked up by a trusted neighbor
Ask a trusted neighbor to check on your home.
Water Main Shut-off
Make sure a neighbor knows where the water main shut-off is located in the event of a broken pipe.
Set timers on interior lights to deter burglars.
Unplug TV, computer and appliances susceptible to lightning and power surges.
Advise the Alarm Company
Advise your alarm company and local police if you will be gone for an extended vacation.
Take jewelry and valuable papers to a safe deposit box.
Washing Machine, Icemaker and Dishwasher
Turn off water valves to your washing machine, icemaker and dishwasher.
Sources: www.StateFarm.com, www.seasonal-home-maintenance.suite101.com
UDK is recognized as one of the country’s most experienced and respected restoration contractors. They have been in continuous operation and under the same ownership since 1974. Their specialty is 24/7 emergency mitigation services in response to properties damaged by water, fire or other destructive forces.
Their emergency response teams can restore virtually every kind of structure including residential, high-rise, multi-housing, commercial and industrial.
Over the past 31 years UDK has become recognized as the largest and most capable restoration contractor serving the communities along the Wasatch Front and surrounding communities. They’ve done this by continuously reinvesting in the highest quality technology, training and specialty equipment that gets our jobs done quickly, precisely at the most cost effective means possible.
Visit www.udksolutions.com to learn more tips on protecting your home throughout the year. And when you have an emergency, call Utah Disaster Kleenup