Should I stay or should I go? Warm beaches or warm family memories? One of the best ways to enjoy the holidays is to travel. However, your home can be left vulnerable to water damage when you leave it alone.
For other people, holidays means hosting family celebrations and get-togethers inside of their homes. While this is an opportunity to enjoy time with loved ones in Cincinnati, having guests over during the holidays could also lead to water damage. In order to ensure that the season is merry and bright, here are some of the most common causes of holiday water damage.
When guests come over, they want to be polite and help out around the house. Usually, they want to whisk the dirty dishes to the dishwasher. Maye they want to pop the sheets in the washing machine on their last morning. Do your major appliances have complicated instructions (or even little quirks?) User error-or confusion could lead to a huge mess ora flood from the ice machine, the humidifier, even the cappuccino machine. Give good instructions for all appliance use, or just do it yourself after they have gone.
Extra guests create more opportunities for small floods and accidents: an overflowing bathtub, soaking wet snow clothes, an upturned bowl of water for the dog, an open window during snowfall. Water damage increases exponentially over time; remedy water problems immediately to prevent mold and material degradation.
More folks inside your home means more waste. With more people in your home than usual, your plumbing will work much harder. Suddenly, more people are taking showers and using the bathroom than usual, which can lead to clogged drains or backed up toilets. Murphy’s Law says this is the weekend your system will fail. Keep the number for Flood Restoration in Cincinnati for ANY water emergencies. (P.S.- don’t forget extra toilet paper!)
Christmas trees often remain in a home for about a month, Of course if the tree is real, it requires water. Since people place a tree skirt over the water pan of their Christmas tree, some of this water ends up on the floor and not in the tree stand where it belongs. A little bit of water spilled on your flooring over a month can add up to a very unpleasant (and possibly moldy) surprise when the tree is removed.
Unfortunately, water damage does not take a holiday. It can happen any time, day or night, Christmas, Hanukkah, or even New Year’s Eve. When not addressed quickly, damage will only worsen. Emergency restoration from Flood Restoration Services will help prevent additional damage by responding quickly and taking immediate appropriate actions.
Flood Restoration Services has the staff, expertise, and equipment to handle disasters of all sizes, from small floods to jobs as large as 1,000,000 square feet. They are fully bonded, insured, and are approved by all major insurance providers.