Extended Stay: Preparing Your Home for the Times While You’re Away

April 7, 2022

You might leave home for a few weeks or a few months. You might be among those who own two homes that enable you to enjoy the best weather all year long. Or maybe you go on long business trips that keep you away for extended periods.

No matter the reason, you need to take some preventive measures to protect your home while you are away. The following tips can help you keep your home secure and prevent potential damage that might go unnoticed while you are gone.

Ask Someone to Watch Your House

If you have someone you can trust to stay in your home as a house-sitter, that would be ideal. You can just clean your home and pack away what you do not need. And your house-sitter can watch your home while you are gone. The house-sitter can water your plants, feed your pets, and collect your mail while you are away.

A house sitter also shows that the home is occupied. The lights will go on and off at differing times in differing rooms. And that makes it more difficult for someone to break in and take your valuables.

You also could pay someone to watch your house and do the things that a house-sitter otherwise would do without staying there while you are gone.

Service the HVAC System

You need to ensure the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems are in good shape prior to leaving. Doing so will help to ensure you have a home with a good climate-control system when you return.

It can also help prevent mold or mildew from accumulating in your air conditioner. And you can seal off the air conditioning system for a long layover while you are away.

Check the Plumbing

The best way to save on the generally high cost of emergency plumbing services is to ensure that your plumbing has the best chance of surviving a long winter or another lengthy layover. A professional plumbing service like Rooter Express can help to ensure your water pipes are in good condition and well-protected against freezing, bursting, or rupturing.

It is important to ensure all of your appliances are in good condition before you leave for an extended period. Our professional water heater repairs can help protect against a sudden water tank rupture and help to ensure you have a good supply of hot water when you return.

Call Rooter Express for Help Prepping Your Home

If you will be away for an extended time, you can call (843) 349-1776 to reach the plumbing experts at Rooter Express in Myrtle Beach. We are family-owned and operated and provide our customers with the best and most experienced professional plumbing service in the area. We offer senior citizen and military discounts, too.

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