Prepare Your Plumbing for Vacation

Before you leave for vacation, there are several things you need to do to ensure your home experiences no plumbing-related water disasters while you are away. Ottawa plumbing can experience various difficulties if not properly taken care of. Here are the most important ones:

Shut off your main water supply

This is kind of obvious but many people do not do it. Shutting off your main water supply will ensure no water gets into your home. It reduces the likelihood of a pipe burst and flooding while you are away. It also reduces or cuts off leakages.

Shut down your water heater

This will reduce your electricity bill and reduce the likelihood of the tank breaking or failing while you are away. If you do not want to shut down your water heater, set it on vacation mode.

Inspect your pipes and drains

You don’t want to come back from a vacation to a flooded home or a stinking one. The best way to prevent both from happening is to inspect your indoor and outdoor pipes and drains. If there is any clogging, clear it. If there is any leakage, get it. You also should clean out the garbage disposal in your kitchen if you have one. Make sure you use the baking soda, vinegar, and boiling water method to ensure it is thoroughly clean. Doing all these things will significantly reduce the likelihood of your home getting flooded or stinking.

Have a trusted neighbor check in

After doing all the above things, it is always good to have a friend or a trusted neighbor check in every few days to make sure everything is okay. This will give you the peace of mind you need to fully enjoy your vacation wherever you are.