If you’re planning to go on a vacation, you need to follow some plumbing tips. That way, you don’t end up with a problem while you’re far away from home. These tips will make it easier to have peace of mind when you are on your vacation.
- Get in touch with a plumber before you go on a trip. You want to make sure that everything is going to be in working order while you’re gone and they can let you know what to do to turn off things like your main water source. Listen to them if they say you need something fixed before you go because you don’t want to have to come back to a flooded house. An inspection is well worth the money because it lets you know what to avoid and what needs to be taken care of in the near future.
- Shut off your main water valve before you go on vacation. That should eliminate most of the problems that could happen because it keeps water from flowing through your home. If something were to break like a pipe, then water wouldn’t be running through it if you keep the main valve shut off. Be sure you find out if this is okay with your landlord if you are renting from someone. You may also need to ask where the main valve is if you’re renting a place because it can be in an area you may not have access to.
- Have a friend or family member come by your home so that they can look to see if anything is wrong with it. Maybe a leak happened and they can get help out to fix it while you’re away. When you have someone looking at your home for you while you’re gone, make sure they have your contact information in case they need to get a hold of you for one reason or another. Also, be wary of who you tell you’re going out of town so that people don’t try to get into your home that shouldn’t be there.
- Run some ice cubes through your garbage disposal in your kitchen sink before you leave. You want to run water down it, too, because without doing so there may be food particles left that can cause a stench while you’re gone. You should also go and look at your water heater to see if any strange smells or leaks are coming from the unit. If you notice that anything is amiss with your water heater or anything else in your home, have it checked out before you go on your trip so you don’t have to worry while you’re out.
These vacation plumbing tips can help keep your home safe while you’re gone. You don’t want to leave this to chance because plumbing issues can be very expensive. Take your time to go over and apply what you’ve learned here and everything should turn out the right way for you.
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