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4/12/2016 (Permalink)

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Whenever we go on vacation, we take measures to ensure that our home will be safe to return to. Here are a few home safety tips you might not know & why they are important.

  •  When leaving on vacation, shut the water valve to Ice Maker line on refrigerator.

Why? Plastic piping can wear at contact points especially if threaded through cabinets or flooring. When these lines burst, they do not pour as much water out as a washing machine line, but certainly cause major damage if they are left unchecked for days.

  •  Never leave your Dishwasher running if you leave the house

Why? Dishwasher fires cause thousands of dollars in damage each year.

  • Put any stored items in basement up on shelving, bocks or pallets (3” elevation min.)

Why? Should your basement flood for any reason, your possessions will be somewhat protected if they are up off the floor. Storing your items in plastic totes is for additional protection is also helpful. 

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