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Pre-Summer Vacation Plumbing Tips

Posted on June 17th, 2015 by Jupiter Tequesta

There’s nothing worse than coming home from vacation, relaxed as can be, only to find stress-inducing water damage. And it’s more common than you think.

According to The Family Handyman, “Water damage from frozen pipes, ruptured washer hoses, leaking supply lines and dripping water heaters costs billions every year.” Don’t let it happen to you this season! Adhere to the following pre-summer vacation plumbing tips:

1. Shut off your main water supply

Valve

A major leak in your supply line could be disastrous. Turn off the valve before you leave. Otherwise, who’s going to deal with the flood while you’re away?

2. Inspect your sump pump

If one of West Palm Beach’s infamous torrential downpours hits while you’re on vacation, and your sump pump isn’t in good condition, you could end up with a flood. Make sure your sump pump is working effectively before you leave for some R&R.

3. Adjust your thermostat

Set your thermostat to 85 degrees on the day you depart. If you have a programmable thermostat, set it to cool to 72 degrees the day before you’re due to come home. You’ll save on energy costs while on vacation, and your house will be super comfortable when you come back.

For more tips, read Popular Mechanics’ “7 Things to Do Before You Leave for Vacation” or give Jupiter-Tequesta Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric a call:

Jupiter: 561) 747-5740
Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822
Martin: (772) 546-2822
St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

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