Prevent damage to seasonal homes

DWF (resized)Avoid water damage to your vacation / seasonal home by taking these easy and inexpensive precautions:

  • Shut off main water supply valve when you leave, to minimize possible water damage.
  • Set thermostats to a minimum of 55 degrees when you are away. Heat may not get to your home’s extremities – open cupboards and doors where pipes are isolated.
  • Ask a trusted neighbor to check your house periodically while you are away. Delay in recognizing and stopping water damage can substantially increase the severity of the loss.
  • Install a temperature monitor. A battery-powered monitor can notify you if the temperature in your home has fallen below a safe level.
  • Having regular heating system maintenance and automatic fuel deliveries can save on fuel bills and reduce the risk of losing heat when you need it most.
  • If you close your property for winter, drain the water pipes.

If you do have a loss, report it promptly to your agent. Learn more on how to report a claim by clicking here.