Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Recent Flood Could Have Been Avoided

Recently, a member of the Grove Team came home to a gushing laundry room faucet. The water had not gotten past the tile in the hall, but the entire event could have been a disaster had she come home a few hours later.

This reminded me to mention that anyone who might be leaving a home vacant for any period of time should cap off the laundry room and ice maker faucets. The parts to do so are about $10 and could prevent thousands of dollars in damage.

This is just one way a homeowner can eliminate the possibility of water damage while not occupying a residence. Although some owners choose to cut off the water at the street, this step can create a great deal of inconvience. Taking smaller steps, such as cutting off water to toilets and capping laundry room faucets can prevent accidents without making water unavailable to all visitors.

For more ideas of steps you can take to avoid damage while your home is vacant, call the Grove Team at 817-337-0000 or email us at

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