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Car Stuck in the SnowDid you know water damage and leaks account for approximately 17% of insurance claims? The obvious solution is to stop burst pipes before they happen.

If you’re planning a winter getaway, don’t spend your vacation worrying about your home.

Before you go:

  • Turn off the water supply to your toilets and washing machine, and drain exterior water pipes and any pipes that run through unheated areas, like garages and crawlspaces.
  • Turn your thermostats down, but not off. Between 17 and 19 degrees Celsius is a good “vacation” temperature.
  • Set your hot water heater to “vacation mode”.

If you’re vacationing for an extended period of time, be sure to have a friend or family member check on your home. (your insurance company likely requires it!)

Now go enjoy that margarita…

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