When you’re on vacation, there are plenty of disasters that can strike your home – and these are five of them. (And don’t worry – Exact Recon is here to help if any of them do.)
5 Disasters That Can Strike Your Home While You’re on Vacation
- A house fire.
A summer lighting storm can start a fire; so can faulty wiring. Hopefully, if you’re out of town, you have a neighbor watching your house who can call 9-1-1 in the event of a fire.
- A break-in.
Thieves might catch wind of the fact that you’re away because newspapers are piling up and your grass is overgrown. Have someone pop in now and then to make it look like you’re home when you leave town – you don’t want burglars thinking they have free rein.
- Unwanted pests start living in your attic.
When you’re not there to notice, bats, squirrels, wasps or bees – or anything else – could take up residence in your home.
- Mold starts to grow.
Summers can get pretty humid, and if your thermostat is off – meaning no fresh air is moving through the house – it becomes susceptible to mold growth. Leave the A/C set on 77 or lower before you head out.
- The house floods.
Your hot water heater, an old washing machine line or a pipe could burst, flooding your whole house. Make sure you turn off the water supply to your laundry area when you’re going on vacation.
Do You Need to Talk to Michigan’s Best Damage Restoration Company?
If you’re facing damage that occurred while you were on vacation, Exact Recon can help. We offer several damage restoration services, including fire, smoke and soot restoration services, as well as water damage restoration services in Ann Arbor and all the surrounding communities that can help you and your family get back on track.
Call us at 734-352-9183 or get in touch with us online today.