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Home Disaster Prevention Tips

When it comes to home safety, plumbing and electrical problems do a lot more damage than crooks. Here are our top tips for what you can do to keep your home safe and prevent disasters while you're away.

Turn off the water supply before going on vacation

Use metal tubing rather than plastic for ice maker supply lines

Test your sump pump before the beginning of the rainy season

Monitor foundation or wall cracks

Trim trees around the house so dead branches won't crash down on the roof

Put splash pans under washers and water heaters to catch leaks

Buy no-burst hoses for your clothes washer

Once a year, inspect your foundation for termite tunnels

Strap your water heater if you live in an earthquake-prone region

Add 6-ft.-long downspout extensions

Install surge protectors to protect your microprocessors and prevent data loss

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June 16, 11:36 PM [GMT -5]

What a great article to show how doing a few little things can save a lot of time, money and HASSLE in the long run. Great article - thank you! I'll definitely share it!

December 07, 10:18 AM [GMT -5]

Great Tips However on the first tip for turning off the water before you go on vacation it is ALSO very important to make sure the HOT WATER TANK POWER SUPPLY is secured off. If the water level drops in the tank the coils in the tank will burn out or worse.

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