How To Prepare Your Plumbing Before Going On Summer Vacation

How To Prepare Your Plumbing Before Going On Summer Vacation

Planning a summer vacation this year? If you’re going to be gone 2 weeks or more, then it’s a good idea to prepare your plumbing before you go! A plumbing accident can occur during any season – whether you’re home or away. Be prepared before you hop on a plane, train, or in the car to avoid coming back home to a catastrophe.

1. Turn Off Your Water

If no one is going to be home using your water for weeks, turn it off. You can turn off the main water valve or even shut off the individual water valves to the dishwasher and washing machine if you’d like to take that extra step. This can help prevent any accidents or damage if there’s an accident while you’re away. Be sure to shut off your water heater when you turn off the water to prevent any damage.

2. Check Your Sprinkler System

Do you have a sprinkler system that runs automatically on a timer usually? If so, then you may want to consider turning that timer off if you won’t be home. The last thing you want to deal with is having any leaks or other issues with your sprinkler system as a result. If you’re worried about your grass dying, you could always have a neighbor keep an eye on your lawn and make sure the sprinkler system isn’t causing any problems in your absence.

3. Turn Your Water Heater Down

After all, no one is using the water heater so why not lower the temperature just a bit! Lowering it can help you save energy and keep costs low while you’re gone.

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