Of course immediately call in a qualified plumber who can perform a leak detection and dry out if needed. At Leak Star, we are qualified to make the leak detection, make the plumbing repairs and then clean up the water and mold damage.
Prevention of water and mold damage in the first place is a far better option. It's really simple to do, just turn off the water to your house before you leave for more than just an overnite trip. Even if you live in a condominium or town home, you will have your own water shut off.
If you live in colder climates you will typically find the shut of valve inside, possibly in your garage, or in the basement. Usually it will be located close to the the area of your home/structure where the water would be coming from the street main. In warmer climates, it sometimes is found outside, similarly towards the front of your home, closest to the street.
It is really important to make every effort to prevent this type of water or mold damage to your home because once mold sets in, it is not uncommon for insurance policies to exclude mold coverage. Even if away from home when the plumbing leak happened. With some insurance companies there can be a little wiggle room. We can help you with that if it's possible. Occasionally even if there is mold, insurance will cover all but the cleanup of the mold itself. So if they give you a no as the frequently do, continue to pursue the water damage which minus the mold would have been covered.
Give yourself peace of mind while on vacation and simply shut the water off.