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How to Prep Your Plumbing for Summer Vacation

Believe it or not, summer is right around the corner. Before you know it, that summer vacation you have been planning will be a day or two away! In order to prepare your home for your absence, you will have some tasks to conquer. While you are reprogramming the thermostat or temporarily halting your mail, don’t forget to take care of your household plumbing, as well. Keep reading below to for a checklist of what things you should do.


  • An easy and safe way to ensure there is no damage is to turn off your main water supply. In addition to shutting off your main water supply, you should also shut off individual water valves to your washing machine and dishwasher.
  • If you have a drip from an outside faucet or hose, your water bill can end up being huge. Be sure to drain your sprinkler system prior to your vacation.
  • Remove any debris or excess leaves from your gutter to ensure they can handle the rain while you are gone. Gutters need to be able to drain any summer rainwater that may occur during your vacation.
  • Be sure to set your water heater at the lowest setting it has available in order to help keep your energy bill low. If you would like to, you can always choose to shut it off completely.
  • If you have a neighbor you are close with or a friend who lives nearby, ask them to come check on your home periodically while you are on vacation. This will help you to have some peace of mind while you are away from home.



Take these easy steps into consideration in order to prepare your plumbing for your summer vacation. It will help to ensure your family has a great time on their trip and the only money you will have to worry about spending is what you choose to during your vacation. By putting these tips into effect, you will be able to enjoy your summer to the fullest, rather than worrying about your house!


If you are having issues with your dishwasher, contact ASAP Plumbing today at 228-865-2727 or visit www.plumbinggulfportms.com and request a free estimate! We can handle all your plumbing needs including installation, repair, and full water heater replacement.


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