If you’re planning on taking a vacation away from the chilling temperatures in Barrie, Innisfil, Alliston, Collingwood, or the Blue Mountains, the elements can take a severe toll on your home while you’re gone. After you have signed up for adequate home insurance, you may be tempted to turn off your heating system, so you don’t incur significant utility bills. However, to make sure that your property stays in good condition and that your pipes don’t freeze while you’re gone, you should plan on:
- Keeping your home at a reasonable temperature
- Having a friend or neighbour check to make sure water hasn’t started to pool up near your home
- Turning off the water supply to your washing machine
- Shutting off the water at the source
You should also plan on labelling your home’s shut-off valve in case someone else needs to access it in an emergency.
Protecting Your Home Doesn’t Have to be Expensive
Between acquiring home insurance and remembering all of these protection tips, preventing frozen pipes and water damage can seem like a daunting process. However, there are simple devices that can tell you when there’s a problem. For example, for under $50 you can buy a water alarm that will let you know as soon as any unusual moisture is detected. You can also purchase a sump pump alarm that will alert you when this device stops working like it should.
Contact Us Today
If you aren’t sure what kind of water damage coverage you have on your home, call us at Noble Insurance. We can provide you with comprehensive home insurance quotes or review your current policy.