Summer vacation is a great time for the whole family to travel, relax, and unwind. If you’re going out of town, then take a few minutes to make sure your plumbing system is ready for summer. This way, you can enjoy your vacation without needing to deal with a plumbing emergency! Read on for our school vacation plumbing checklist.
Turn Off Your Hot Water Heater
While your hot water heater is an important part of your house, it’s not needed when your family is on vacation. Keeping your hot water heater on will waste energy and lead to higher utility bills than necessary. Plus, turning off your hot water heater will also reduce your chances of a flood. Therefore, it’s best to turn it off before you leave.
Turn Off Your Main Water Line
Turning off your main water line is also an important way to lower the risk of flooding your home. A burst or leaking pipe can cause serious damage, especially if you’re not at home to address the problem as soon as it happens.
Some homeowners will choose to turn off their entire main water line, while others might prefer to shut down individual fixtures. For example, homeowners with a pool pump might not want to shut off the entire main water line. A licensed technician can inspect your shut off valves and can help you choose the best way to turn off your water sources before leaving town.
Book Plumbing Maintenance Beforehand
Before your trip, schedule plumbing inspection and drain line maintenance on HVAC system. Your licensed technician can check your plumbing systems and make sure your fixtures, water heater and shut off valves are operating properly before you leave. They can also perform basic repairs, so your home’s plumbing is in good condition. Another important reminder is to turn your a/c up. A licensed plumber can inspect the drain lines and condensation line for your a/c, to ensure there are no blockages and that all lines are free flowing before you leave.
Let’s Get Your Home Ready For Summer!
At Show Plumbing, we offer a variety of services to help get your home ready for the summer holidays. We offer fast, reliable, and affordable plumbing, from simple inspections and maintenance to complex repairs. Call us today at 281-860-2000 to get started.