Planning a summer vacation? Before you leave to enjoy some much-needed rest and relaxation, you’ll want to take a few precautions at home. Follow these steps to prevent plumbing problems while you’re away.
- Turn off the Main Water Valve – The best way to prevent plumbing problems while away is to completely turn off the main water valve. This valve controls all of the water that enters your home. By turning it off, you can prevent flooding in the event of a plumbing emergency while you’re away.
- Check Your Gutters – Leaves, sticks, and debris can clog your gutters. If there are heavy rains while you’re away, this could lead to flooding. Clean out your gutters to ensure proper drainage away from your home.
- Check Your Sump Pump – If you have a sump pump installed, check to make sure that it is operating efficiently and that there is power going tow the system.
- Have Someone Check In – Have a trusted friend or family member check in on your home while you’re away. If you do run into any problems, they can keep an eye out and take care of it for you.
If you have any questions about how to prevent plumbing problems at home, or you are in need of plumbing repair or installation services, give our office a call. You can also visit our website to learn more about the services we offer at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain.
Contact the expert technicians at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain:
St. Paul: 651-237-9190
North Metro: 763-515-4852
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