More than 15 million homes sat unoccupied in 2003. Almost another four million were used only seasonally, according to the U.S. Census. That means sixteen percent of all homes in this country were left unattended at some point for an extended period of time.
What would happen if a pipe sprang a leak? An eighth inch crack can spew up to 250 gallons of water a day, wrecking floors, furniture and keepsakes.
That’s why the Choice Insurance Agency posted this article – because when your house needs you the most, you may not be there. Whether you travel extensively for business or pleasure, have rental property that is unoccupied, or share time between two homes: before closing up your house for any real length of time, take the necessary steps to keep it safe and protected.