Water Damage Mishaps During the Holiday Season
When the holidays come around, so does family. And when there are many people in your home---mistakes can happen. SERVPRO of Mercer County is here to give you some tips on how to ensure your houseguests remain on the “nice list.”
Give an ‘appliance’ tutorial
Everyone’s house works a little differently. Be sure to explain to your houseguests how to work your toilets, sinks, dishwashers, ice makers and washing machine. Even the smallest mishap can turn into a flood very quickly. Prevention by having prior conversations is key, so ‘Aunt Mary’ understands any limitations and quirks your appliances may have.
When there are many people in your home; you will have a lot more…well. Plumbing issues and clogs can happen easily with more flushes and toilet paper going down the “throne.” These terribly messy and unsanitary issues can cause a large mess. Make sure to take care of backups right away, so SERVPRO of Mercer County does not have to pay you a visit on Christmas night.
Use Caution with What Goes Down the Drain
Garbage disposals have given the typical homeowner the idea that anything can go down the drain. When in reality…this could not be further from the truth. Many food items can clog drains, even with disposals. Some of the items that hit the “NO” list are: clam or oyster shells, coffee grounds, grease or oil from cooking, large amount of vegetable or fruit peels, rice and artichokes.
If little ones come to visit, you could possibly have some bathtub spillage, or other minor flooding. Kids tend to splash the water outside of the tub, and this could lead to water damage under floorboards. And unattended water can only turn into one thing…mold. These types of small spills need addressed right away. Mold can begin growing in as little as 48 hours.
SERVPRO of Mercer County wishes you a safe and happy Holiday season with your family. We understand accidents can still happen even during the Holidays. Our restoration experts are available every single day for your emergency water needs whether it is in Mercer County or a surrounding area. We use advanced inspection and extraction equipment to find the water and remove it as quickly as possible. Our local technicians will closely monitor and document the drying process to help get your property back to normal.
Call us today at 724.704.8939 to keep your home in working order throughout the Holidays.