University of Vermont

Department of Risk Management & Safety

Preventing Water Damage

Preventing Water Damage

Do not store expensive equipment in basements susceptible to seepage. Keep equipment on pallets or store on shelves. Cover computers, printers and other expensive equipment at the end of each day.

Be sure to close all windows at the end of the day for security reasons. This can also help to prevent the freezing of pipes in the winter, which can lead to serious water damage.

Report all maintenance problems, including water leaks, to Service Operations at 656-2560, or online at

Last modified February 06 2009 02:43 PM

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