How long are you living in your Sarasota Florida area mobile home?
Do you live in your mobile home for several months in a row then leave to head back up North for the summer only to return back in the winter?
If you live in your Sarasota Florida area mobile home full time do you leave for more than one week at a time at any point during the year?
If you are not living within your mobile home all the time and leave to for weeks or months on end you may want to seriously consider shutting your water off before the next time you head out of town.
Why you ask?
Mobile homes in the greater Sarasota Florida area are like any other housing situation in the sense that leaks can and will spring up throughout the plumbing system.
The mobile home plumbing system is usually ran underneath the mobile home with entrances throughout the property based on where the faucets and showers exist within the property.
The water shut off is usually at the back of the home, either on the total back end of the mobile home or on a utility pole nearby the property line. If the water shutoff is on the back of the mobile home it will usually look like a lever, pushing it down will turn off the water and pushing it up will turn on the water.
If the water turn off is located on a utility pole it is usually a knob and if turned one way it will turn the water off and the other way will turn the water on.
By turning the water off on your home you will avoid the potential of a water leak coming through the plumbing system and causing trouble to your property.
The most common issues we, at The Mobile Home Dealer, have seen with water leaks is when there springs a leak underneath the mobile home and sprays endlessly on the wood based subflooring system. As mentioned in previous blog posts, if the subflooring system gets wet then, overtime, soft spots may occur causing sagging in the flooring that if not treated correctly could will cause holes in the actual floor of your mobile home.
If a leak begins and the owner of the mobile is not present for months on end then could turn in to a severe problem as there could be months of water spraying on the underside of the mobile home which would certainly cause the flooring system to warp.
Turning the water off on the home only takes a few seconds and could certainly help the home owner prevent any issues with possible subflooring issues that are a direct result of water leaks.
If you are looking at leaving your mobile home for an extended period of time we can not suggest strongly enough to consider turning the water off on the home as this will be one more action that can be taken to help prevent any damage to your Sarasota Florida mobile home flooring system.
This is Mark Kaiser with The Mobile Home Dealer and we help mobile home Buyers and Sellers get to a better place in life.