When you and your family go on vacation, there is usually no one left at home to check on things. If you want to come back home and find everything the same way you left it, then it would be wise to take some precautions before you leave.
One of the major concerns for most people going on vacation is safety of their property. While you might have invested in state-of-the-art security systems, there is no telling what could be going on inside you home, even when all your items are protected from burglary. Your plumbing system for instance will remain operational until you come back. If you don’t want to come back to a watery mess around the house, then we suggest you make use of the “vacation mode”.
Vacation mode is a term used to refer to the steps taken by homeowners to ensure the plumbing system remains in good condition when out on vacation. Some of these steps are pretty simple and anyone can apply them with ease. For instance, when going out for an extended period of time, you would be wise to; switch off the shut-off valve on your plumbing system, inspect the inside and outside of your home for leaks, turn off the water heater or have someone check your home while you are away to ensure everything is okay.
There are many reasons as to why you might want to put your house on vacation mode. For starters, anything can happen while you are away and you might end up damaging your home when the plumbing system breaks down. Most people assume that simply because they are not using showers and faucets around the house, that nothing can go wrong. The truth is, it only takes one minor fault in your system to break down. Putting your house on vacation mode will also ensure you pay less on energy bills when you are out of the house. Since no one is using the water around the house, it would be wise to ensure there are no leaks that will drive the bills up high when no one is using your plumbing system.
To be on a safer side, have a professional inspect your plumbing system and fix any potential problems. For more information, call us for all your air conditioning and heating system needs and we can put your mind to rest while you are away.