We tend to think of preparing our pipes as a chore for winter’s brutally cold mornings, but what about summer? Families are gearing up to travel to their favorite summer vacation spot, but there are a few things that you can do before leaving to prep your pipes for summer vacation, too.
Turn Off Water Supply
Whenever you leave your house for long trips, you should turn off your main water supply. This will reduce the number of accidents or damages that may occur to the home while you are away. You can call a professional to do this for you or turn it off yourself. If you decide to turn it off yourself, you can find the main valve near the meter. You may need a special wrench to turn the handle.
Turn Off Outside Faucets and Hoses
Before going on vacation, you should turn off outside faucets and disconnect hoses. This way, if they have any leaks, it will not add to your water bill. With the water outside disconnected, the only water available will be inside your house, which means no one else may use it. You never know what may happen when you are away from home, so it is better to be safe than sorry.
Adjust the Water Heater
Adjusting the water heater, turning it off or draining the water is a good way to ensure that flooding in the home is prevented. Doing any of these things will also save you money on the energy bill while you are away. Draining the water is an easy process, and once the water cools it is useful to water your plants.
Check the Gutters
It is always important to check your gutters, but it is a good idea to do so before you go away in case of any bad weather at home. Gutters are designed to drain rainwater from the roof. They can build up debris and have a change of flooding, so you want to make sure they are not backed up. While living in a rainy city this matter becomes much more important so homeowners can deal with the summer showers.
Ask Someone to Check
You should ask someone to check your house while you are away. If you have pets or plants, you may do this anyway but you should also get them to check for other situations. You can call a professional to check your plumbing at anytime. This way there is no worrying about what happens in your home.
When you are on vacation, you don’t want to worry about your home. You want to enjoy the time you have away. Follow these tips to ensure this. And, if you do have problems, don’t be afraid to contact a professional to come out and help you.
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