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Two words......"House Sitter"

No family or trust you not to rob me blind friends you could give a key to and make sure your house doesn't end up like this. eek

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Was a stupid mistake. With that said, how many of you shut off the water to your washing machine after your done with it or before going out of town for the weekend? Those hoses do burst and should be replaced every five years, minimum.

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It is nice to have neighbors you can trust to look after things when your away. I flip the breaker on the well and water heater.

I wonder what his water bill will be?

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I worked on an insurance job where the homeowner was gone all winter. Power went out for a while and the same thing happened. The damaged pipe was on the third floor. The master suite had a deck. Looked like a ski jump going to the pond in the back. Meterman said over one million gallons of water had been metered. Hard to believe. Insurance picked up the bill.

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Daunte did this TWICE!!!

I've mentioned before that I work for a city water department and this happens quite a bit. Right now the big thing is foreclosures and vacant rental properties.

I just shut off the water to a home in our city that flowed over 900,000 gallons in less than a month. Yes that's almost a million gallons of water. Several frozen/broken pipes in the home. Fortunately for them it all went down the floor drain, but the house still needs major rehab.

The bill for that in our city is just over $5200. Insurance will take care of that too, but WOW.

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When my water heater died and leaked into the floor drain, I stood around chatting with the plumber who installed the new one. He told me that he turns off the water every time he leaves the house for a weekend trip. I thought it was a little extreme but started doing it too (what can it hurt?). This article is good reinforcement of why it's a good idea.

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