Throughout the year, there are many reasons you might leave your home – and your plumbing! – for an extended time. Illness in the family, work events, or even a spontaneous holiday can leave your house unattended for days or even longer, and you need to make sure everything is in order before you leave. Your plumbing should be one of your priorities when checking everything before you go, and the team at Mainline Plumbing have prepared some tips for you to get started.
- Thoroughly Check Your Plumbing Before You Go
- Consider Turning Off Your Water Supply When You’re Not Home
- Ask Family or Friends to Check Your Home and Plumbing
Thoroughly Check Your Plumbing Before You Go
If you have any leaks or damage to your plumbing systems or water heater, you will want to know before you leave them unattended for an extended time. Small leakages and cracks can turn into big problems very quickly and if you are not there, you could come home to a disaster. No-one wants to return home from a holiday or a work trip to a flooded house! If you are not confident in your ability to identify leaks and damages, call an experienced plumber to check your plumbing for you.
Consider Turning Off Your Water Supply When You’re Not Home
Many homeowners prefer to turn off the water supply completely before leaving for a getaway. This will reduce any risks of a plumbing-related disaster happening while you are not home. If something does happen, it can be not only inconvenient and messy – it can be an expensive surprise to return home to.
Ask Family or Friends to Check Your Home and Appliances
If you are leaving for an extended time – say, longer than a week – then a good idea is to get someone to check in on your home and plumbing while you are gone. Even asking your neighbour to make sure everything is in order every now and then can help you to prevent any unattended plumbing disasters.
Have Your Plumbing Prepared for Going Away with the Team at Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas in Bunbury and the South West.
The team at Mainline Plumbing & Cheap Hot Water & Gas pride themselves on offering a friendly, reliable and professional service to Bunbury and the South West. If you need help replacing your old fixtures or have any plumbing issues, call the team for expert advice on (08) 9791 1608.