6 Plumbing Tips to Consider Before Going Away

6 Plumbing Tips to Consider Before Going Away

There is nothing quite like going on holiday, you have remembered to pack your suitcase and got the travel insurance and suns cream. but have you thought about getting your house your system ready for your holiday too?

A recent study conducted by the AA revealed that 91% of holidaymakers said they check that their doors and windows are locked before setting off, and 73% turn off all of their electrical. However just 38% turn off their boiler, and 25% of Brits have returned back from their holiday to water leaks.

So here are some useful tips for you to follow to avoid any holiday disaster, after all you don’t want to put a damper on your holiday mood by coming home and finding out that your house has flooded while you were away. Here are a few important things that you can do.

Check your laundry machine hoses.

the life expectancy of a laundry machine hose is roughly 3 years. Before leaving for your holiday, make sure you visually inspect the hose for any cracks or a major calcium deposit build up.

Leave your heat on.

Even though the weather is warmer in the summer, the nights still tend to get fairly cold. Make sure your heat is set to at least 58 degrees.

Visually inspect your water heater.

If you see any water on the floor before you leave, make sure to give Logical Heating & plumbing solutions a call. As this could be a sign that your water heater needs to be replaced or repaired.

If there are no visible signs of a leak, you can always turn your water heater off or put the system in vacation mode if possible.

Prevent odours from happening.

The last thing you want to come home to is a foul odour arising from your drains. In this case then it might be a good idea to run some ice cubes and cold water through your garbage disposal before you leave, as this will push any food particles down the drain so they can be properly washed away.

If, however you’re gone for several weeks, consider shutting off your main valve.

By turning off your main valve, you’re not allowing any water to enter your home. But do make sure you open up your faucets and drain the remaining water out.

Provide a list of emergency contact numbers.

If you have a friend, family member, or neighbour stopping by to check on your house while you’re gone, make sure you provide them with a list of emergency contacts…including your plumber.

To find out more information, then please give Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions a plumbing croydon company a call today.

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