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Pre-Vacation Plumbing CheckList

Keep Your Home Safe

Most people know that they should take some basic steps to prepare their home before going on vacation- like making sure all the doors are locked, and the lights are turned off. But what about your plumbing? Unless you take a few pre-vacation precautions, you could come home to a nasty surprise. Here is a plumbing pre-vacation checklist to help make sure your home is safe from any plumbing disasters while you're away.

Check for Leaks

One of the most important things to do before leaving on vacation is to check for any leaks in your plumbing system. A small leak can become a big problem if it's not fixed before you leave, resulting in water damage to your home. So make sure to check all your faucets, pipes, and toilets for any leaks and fix them as needed.

Shut Off the Water

Another important step is to shut off the water in your home. This will prevent any accidental leaks from happening while you're away. To shut off the water, locate the main water valve near your home's entrance and turn it to the "off" position.

Drain the Pipes

Draining the pipes is another way to help protect your home from water damage while you're away. To do this, locate the drain valve near your home's foundation and open it up. This will allow any excess water in the pipes to flow out and help prevent any damage from happening.

These are just a few of the small but important steps you can take to prepare your plumbing for vacation. By following this pre-vacation checklist, you can help ensure that your plumbing is safe and secure while you're away.

Before you leave, you should be sure that your plumbing is ready for when you're away. If in your preparations, however, you find an issue, turn to the team at Benicia Plumbing, Inc. to handle the repairs for you.

Call us at (707) 745-2930 or visit us online to get started.