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Four Ways The Plumbing In Your Home Could Ruin Your Vacation

When going on vacation, you will want to take proactive steps to protect your plumbing. If not, you are in for a huge surprise when you return home. With this in mind, here are four ways the plumbing in your home could ruin your vacation.


Above all else, you will want to worry about your house flooding. Think about it, if you forget to shut off the water, you will end up worrying about a flooding problem. This is true whether you deal with it in the kitchen or the laundry room. To avoid this, make sure you shut off your water from the outside. Then, you won’t deal with a costly and annoying flood. Not only that, if you do deal with a flood, you may end up damaging your neighbor’s house or furnishings.

Pipes bursting when frozen

Again, if you deal with a flood, you are in for a world of hurt. When the pipes burst, not only will you waste money, but you will have an annoying project on your hands. To avoid this, you can turn the water on and keep it at a drip. Then, your pipes won’t burst, and you won’t come home to an expensive repair bill. Simply put, if you live in a cold climate, you will want to make sure your pipes don’t burst. If you don’t do this, you are going to end up in trouble in the future.

Toilet problems

In cold weather climates, you will want to ensure your toilet runs smoothly. Sadly, when getting back from a trip, people will watch as their toilet won’t flush. Always Plumbing & Heating a plumber in Edmonton has said to prevent this, put some antifreeze in the tank. To do so, first, you will want to drain out all the water in the tank. Then, after this, you can add the antifreeze. With this, you can come back to your house and use the toilet, all without fear.

Leaky pipes go out of control

Finally, if you live in an older house, you may have to deal with leaky faucets. While not that annoying, it is not good in the long-term. To avoid problems, you will want to call a plumber who can fix the pipes. However, in the short-term, to avoid issues, turn off your water before heading out of town. Then, you will save money and avoid an annoying issue.

Without a doubt, you need to take a proactive approach when you head out of town. When doing so, you can avoid common plumbing issues.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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