Plumbing To-Dos Before Going on Vacation

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Preparing for a vacation can be overwhelming. Between packing, getting a dog sitter, and handling everything else that comes up, there are seemingly countless things to do before leaving. But don’t catch some waves at the beach yet. A.M. Plumbing & Rooter, your leading plumber in Murrieta, CA, has another step for your to-do list—prepping your plumbing. Here are some things you need to take care of to avoid plumbing emergencies while away.

Turn Off The Main Water Valve

The best way to avoid any issues while you’re away is to turn off the main water valve in your home. Having the valve shut off cuts the water supply into your home, so any potential leaks or burst pipes won’t happen when you’re on vacation. This way, you’ll avoid costly plumbing repairs and have peace of mind.

Turn Off Your Water Heater

Your water doesn’t have to get heated when you’re gone for a long time. Turn off your water heater to avoid emergency plumbing situations and reduce energy wastage during your trip. Some modern water heaters also come with a “vacation” mode that lowers the temperature and conserves energy.

Have Someone Check On Your Home

If you have a friend, relative, or neighbor you can trust, inform them that you’ll be away and ask them to check on your home while you’re gone. This will help prevent any potential home invasion problems, and you don’t come to a flooded home should any issue occur. Ensure this person knows the location of your main water supply and has a list of emergency contacts, including your go-to plumbing company.

If you need professional plumbing services ahead of your departure, contact A.M. Plumbing & Rooter today. We’ll help you keep your home in good shape while you’re on vacation. Book an appointment today.

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