Preparing Your Plumbing System When You Go On Vacation
If you decide to go on a vacation, you have to consider many things on your mind whether it be packing, travel arrangements, finding boarding for your pets, and others.
One thing that you ought to add to your list is guaranteeing that your plumbing system will be in good condition while you’re not around. Arriving home after a get-away is enough without strolling into a home with a burst pipe or leaking toilet.
Here are some ways to prepare your plumbing system when you are getting ready to go on a vacation with your family or friends.
1) Examine Sinks, Showers, Tubs, & More for Potential Leaks
Do you know that the best way to avoid coming home to a leak is to be proactive and inspect appliances to determine if they have started to leak? The common section or area you can find leaks include faucets, sinks, showers, tubs, and more.
You have to look under the counters at the pipes. In case you feel any dampness or spy any dripping or stain marks, then those should be checked out by Emerald Plumbers before you leave for vacation.
Always be reminded that a leak can cost you a high water bill, and in case it happens while you’re on a get-away and unable to monitor or take a look at your home, it may cause even more extensive damage. The water will be spilling down into the ceiling and dividers of the first floor if a toilet on the second-floor overflows while you’re not around.
2) Inspect for Problems with Your Water Heater Before Leaving
Numerous water heaters come with a vacation setting on the dial that you can activate before leaving for a get-away. It can help you save on your utility bill but keeps the water heater working while you’re gone.
Also, you have to check the water connections for any indications of potential rust or corrosion. If you notice any of those, it can be a sign that there is a leak somewhere. Whenever you see water anywhere on the floor under the heater or around it, you’ll want to contact a specialist to come to take a look at your plumbing system before you leave.
3) Ensure Your Garbage Disposal & Drains Are Clean
Always be reminded that leaving any food debris in your garbage disposal or drains isn’t recommended when you go on a vacation. Not only will you come back to a smelly home, but you’ll too be taking off behind potential attractors for insects and other bugs or pests.
Before leaving your home, you should make sure that you’ve cleaned your trash disposal and sink with a baking soda and vinegar solution as this will help you break down any food debris without being abrasive to your sink or pipes.
Call and Book an Appointment with Us!
Our team at Emerald Plumbers can provide leak detection services as well as other plumbing repairs if you want to make sure your plumbing is ready for you to go on vacation. If you do come home to find some problems, then make us your first call. What is best about our team is that we can also provide you exceptional and fast sewer line repair, clogged toilet repair, water heater repair, faucet repair, and any other plumbing services that you may need. So, give us a call right away!