Don't let Santa's cookies get wet.
The holiday season has been upon us, and as we all know it is a time for friends and family to travel and get together. This can mean that you have a house full of extra people, or in some cases, can leave your home empty for hours and sometimes days at a time. Most people know that the instances of fire are much greater this time of year, but either scenarios can also be a recipe for disaster when it comes to water damage.
Having guests can be taxing on your plumbing and septic system, this can cause a disaster at the worst time possible. Prepare your home for this by having your septic pre-checked before having lots of company and also by having SERVPRO of Alachua County West's number handy in case of emergency.
If you are away, fluctuations in weather, can cause pipes to burst, or having a running toilet unbeknownst to the homeowner is another common cause of water damage while you are away. Make sure that you check all potential water sources before you leave your home during the holidays, such as toilets, water heaters and faucets. Even turning off supplies lines can sometime divert expensive and time consuming disasters. Many times when disaster strikes you have no idea who to call because the holidays are a time many choose to spend time with their friends and family, but just like your family, SERVPRO of Alachua County West is there in your time of need 24 hours a day 7 days a week even during the holidays!