The bitter cold temperatures have arrived as we transition further into 2019. The cold air and bitter winds can present unique challenges for those of us living in northern climates. One of the concerns that we often have revolves around water. Are our pipes going to freeze? Should we shut off exterior valves? These questions are especially important if you are planning a trip during the winter months.

If you are planning a vacation, take the necessary precautions to help prevent water damage to your home. Based on your specific circumstances, you can choose how to best prevent a catastrophic water event in your absence with these tips from

You will need to consider whether or not you will have a house sitter staying in your home in your absence or if a neighbor will check in every few days. Pets, plants, and other human-dependent beings will need to be considered and will dictate your water situation as well.

We hope that you find the article referenced helpful. If you have any questions regarding your policy or coverage, please give your Miller-Schuring Agent a call today to discuss!