Home Tips When Heading out for the Holidays.

We all get excited to spend quality time outside our homes, free from the workload and everyday chores. So it is obvious that we all plan for when we are away and what we will do there. But what about your home when you are not there? Planning and preparation are essential to having a stress-free vacation. However, most of us forget to pay attention to the steps that would keep our house safe and also save us money while we are away. And remember, calling professional residential plumbers near you is the best idea to avoid last-minute hustle or tension while you are away.

Here are five home prep tips for you before going on a vacation-

Tip #1- Remember to Turn Off the Main Water Supply: The best way to prevent your house from flooding in your absence is to turn off the main water supply. Immediately call water leak detection and repair near you if you find a leakage before you leave. When you turn the valve off on the main water supply, your outdoor sprinklers will still run, ensuring that your lawn gets its water on time and does not dry out.  

Tip #2- Check Your Sump Pump: If you live in an area that gets random rainstorms, you may want to check your sump pump before your leave to prevent flooding your house. Contact Kingstree Plumbing for a professional inspection.

Tip #3- Turn Up Your Thermostat in the Summers: If you are leaving during the summer and have a programmable thermostat, set the hold temperature to 85 degrees and return the temperature to 75 degrees. Even with a manual thermostat, turning up the temperature is a good idea to save energy.

Tip #4- Turn Down the Temperature of Your Thermostat During Winters: If you are going on vacation during winter, you should set the holding temperature of your thermostat to a lower degree. Keeping the temperatures low will avoid energy wastage and increased utility bills while you are away.

Tip #5- Don’t Completely Turn Off the Air Conditioner: No matter how long your vacation is, you want a continuous circulation of fresh air into your home. Keeping your air conditioner on will help with this. It will also avoid condensation of air in summers or freezing of pipes during winters.

About Kingstree Plumbing

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Check out Kingstree Plumbing! We provide commercial services, including plumbing repair, installation, water softeners, water heaters, gas fittings, sump pumps, humidifiers, and whole-house re-piping.

It’s our goal to ensure you have an operational plumbing system you can always rely on, regardless of the type of issues you may experience.

Our professional plumbers offer only quality services to you, helping you keep your plumbing systems in good operating condition with efficient repairs and replacement when necessary.

Fill out our contact form for regular services and more information, or call 780-695-2792 for emergency services.

About The Author

Darren, Founder of Kingstree Plumbing, started in the trades over thirty years ago in England and has been plumbing for 17 years. He wrote his Red Seal certification upon immigrating to Canada in 2009. Living with his family in the Sherwood Park area, Darren found a community he loved. Kingstree Plumbing grew out of a desire to give back to the community that welcomed them so graciously.
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