If you are traveling for vacation or closing up a summer home, there’s nothing worse than coming home to a damaged home. Here are a few simple, proactive steps taken before you leave, that can reduce the likelihood of a loss occurring while you are away so you can return to a damage-free home and get on with your busy life.
Turn off your main water supply – Make sure everyone in your family knows where the main shutoff is located and how to use it.
Check for leaks – This should include pipes, under your sink, near your water heater, or along the water supply lines.
Inspect all water supply lines inside your home – this should include things like water supply lines to refrigerators, washing machines and dish washers. Replace those that show signs of wear or have not been replaced in the last 5 years.
If you have a sump pump – make sure it is in good working order and schedule annual maintenance before you leave, or add a battery-powered backup for another line of defense.
If you have a back-up generator – make sure it is in good working order and schedule annual maintenance before you leave.
For more information or answers to your insurance questions, contact us at Allan Block Insurance Agency, www.ambins.com, located in Tarrytown, NY in the heart of Westchester County, a key business district near New York City. We write auto, home, renters, condo, co-op, personal, business, life and group insurance for clients locally and in NYC, CT, NJ, PA, MA and many other states. The Professional Agency with the Personal Touch.