Plumbing Priorities To Check Before You Go On Vacation

Plumbing Priorities Before You Leave for Vacation

Couple leaving their house to go on vacation with a cooler in hand

You’ve thought of everything for your dream vacation: the perfect tropical destination, the ideal time to go, what to pack, and who will watch the pets while you’re gone. But don’t rush out the door just yet! There are important plumbing priorities you need to handle before you leave.

  1. Inspect your pipes for leaks: Before you head out, thoroughly inspect your pipes for any signs of leaks. Check around faucets, under sinks, and along exposed pipes. If a leak goes unnoticed while you’re away, it could escalate into a disaster by the time you return. Don’t let water damage go unchecked in your absence. Address any issues promptly to avoid complications.
  2. Clean your sink drains: Cycle water through your drains and turn on the disposal to clear any stuck food and prevent unpleasant smells when you return. Running ice cubes through the drain can also help.
  3. Consider a leak detection system: If this is just the first of many future trips, investing in a leak detection system can offer peace of mind. Once installed, it will alert you if a leak is detected so you can call an AP Plumbing professional to come out and quickly address the issue.
  4. Test your sump pump: Ensure your sump pump is plugged in and working correctly before you leave. This is especially important if you expect heavy rainfall while you’re away. A functioning sump pump and backup pump system can prevent flooding and water damage in your basement.
  5. Ask someone to check in: While you’re away, have a trusted friend or family member stop by to check on your plumbing systems and home.

By following these plumbing tips before heading off on your vacation, you can avoid mishaps and enjoy peace of mind. Call AP Plumbing to schedule a comprehensive plumbing inspection today!

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