Avert a Plumbing Disaster while Out On Vacation

Prevent Plumbing Issues from Ruining a Vacation Trip

Day 29: Plumbing!

Plumbing issues may ruin a long-planned vacation break. (Photo Credits)

Plumbing issues can be a pain especially when a home owner is out of town, enjoying a well-deserved holiday break.

High Priority Plumbing says it is important that a homeowner asks a trusted neighbor or friend to look over his or her property while their family is away. This trusted neighbor should have an access to the homeowner’s cotact information, and theat of their trusted emergency plumber.

“Leave behind instructions for reaching you and contacting your emergency plumber. Emergencies do happen. It’s always good to be prepared. Providing contact information for you and your plumber are details that will help reduce the stress of the person who is helping to look after your home. It’s also a good idea to authorize your plumber to make emergency repairs in your absence and give them your contact information in case you need to be reached.”

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Don’t leave home without double checking plumbing fixtures

Boden Plumbing also shared more tips.

“It’s always a good idea to turn off your water heater before going on vacation.  All water heaters have a shut off water valve attached to the tank.  Turning it to the off position could prevent a big water spill, the kind that can result from a tank fail during your absence. Turning the heater down or off is another good idea.  Why heat water when not home?”

Here are the rest of the tips.

The water supply

Patch.com also mentioned the obvious. AceContractor Plumbers of San Marcos

“Turn off the water supply to all exterior faucets. This is a particularly good idea if you’ll be away when outdoor temperatures fall below freezing when pipes can burst. After you turn it off, open the faucets to make sure there’s no water remaining in the pipes that could expand and cause a crack.”

Check out the rest of the article here.

Making sure that everything is in order in a home will prevent plumbing disasters from taking place.



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