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Protecting Your Home During the Holidays: Water Damage Prevention Tips

11/1/2023 (Permalink)


Protecting Your Home During the Holidays: Water Damage Prevention Tips

While the holiday season often conjures images of cozy gatherings and festive celebrations, it's crucial to be aware of potential water damage threats that can occur. Water damage is a more common issue during this time than you might think. Here are some tips and prevention strategies to help ensure your holidays run smoothly:

1. Christmas Tree Watering: Most people are aware of the need to keep their Christmas tree hydrated, but did you know that overwatering can lead to water damage? Excess water in the tree pan can result in dampness and potential water damage around the tree. To prevent this, monitor the water level and only add what's necessary. If you find yourself refilling the pan daily, it's worth checking for leaks in the surrounding area.

2. Fire Safety: A beautifully lit Christmas tree is a holiday hallmark, but it's important to be cautious about fire risks. In the event of a fire, using excessive water to extinguish it can lead to water damage and mold growth in your home. Instead, keep a fire extinguisher readily available to tackle any unexpected blazes safely.

3. Home Security While Traveling: Many people travel during the holiday season, leaving their homes unattended. To avoid the risk of water damage from unexpected pipe leaks, make sure to turn off your water supply if you'll be away for an extended period. Quick action can prevent potential water damage while you're away.

4. Family Gatherings: When hosting family gatherings during the holidays, your plumbing faces increased usage, from extra flushes to greater toilet paper consumption. This can lead to problems like backed-up toilets and clogged drains, potentially resulting in water damage. These issues can become messy and unsanitary, so address them promptly to ensure a worry-free and healthy holiday season.

As you prepare for the holidays, keep these tips in mind to safeguard your home from water damage. Wishing you a joyful and water-damage-free holiday season from the team here at SERVPRO of Inglewood.

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