5 Top Tips to avoid plumbing problems while you’re out of town

September 2, 2016

Heading away these School holidays?

Family Vacay

We’ve put together top tips to avoid plumbing problems while you’re out of town!

  1. Check your washing machine hoses.

Believe it or not, the life expectancy of a washing machine hose is roughly 3 years. Before you leave for holidays, make sure you visually inspect the hose for any cracks or a major calcium deposit build up.

  1. Visually inspect your hot water heater.

If you see any water on the floor before you leave, make sure to give us a call. This could be a sign that your hot water heater needs to be replaced or repaired.

If there are no visible signs of a leak, you can always turn your hot water heater off or put the system in holiday mode if possible.

  1. Prevent odours from happening.

The last thing you want to come home to is a foul odour emanating from your drains! Do yourself a favour and pour a little bit of drain maintenance product down your drain prior to leaving.  It’s also important that you run your water and garbage disposals a few times while doing this so food particles can properly wash away.

  1. If you’re gone for several weeks, consider shutting off your main water shut off valve.

By turning off your main water shut off valve, you’re not allowing any water to enter your home. If you decide to do this, make sure you open up your taps and drain the remaining water out.

  1. Provide a list of emergency contact numbers!

If you have a friend, family member, or neighbour stopping by to check on your house while you’re gone, make sure you provide them with a list of emergency contacts…including your plumber!

Blocked Drain King is here to provide you with exceptional service 24/7,  365 days a year!  We know that there’s never a convenient time to experience a plumbing issue, so that’s why we’re here for you.  Give us a call today and Blocked Drain King will get your home’s plumbing system back in working order!

Contact us today on 5593 8788!