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Plumbing Priorities Before You Leave for Holiday


If you’re planning a holiday and will be away for a while, it may be wise to complete some simple plumbing tasks before you head out. Not only will this save you money, but it will also prevent any property damage from occurring while you’re away. Plus give you peace of mind while you are away!

Plumbing priorities:

1.  Turn Off Your Water Supply

Taking the time to do this simple job could reduce the risk of any potential accidents that may occur due to burst pipes or major leaks. While you’re away, a burst pipe can be a major problem. It may lead to water flooding, which can damage the infrastructure of your house and cause mould growth and infestation.

2. Check Your Fixtures And Appliances

No one wants to come home after their holiday to a house stinking to high heaven because of foul smells coming from the drains. To prevent this from happening:

  • Take the time to run some cold water down your drains to wash away any food particles stuck down the drains – leaving your drains clean.
  • Make sure your home appliances like washing machine and dishwasher are empty and dry (this will also prevent them from corrosion).

It is also important to do a visual check of your hot water system to ensure that there are no leaks that need repairing. Remember to shut off your hot water system before leaving as this could considerably increase your electricity or gas bill.

3. Clean Gutters

Remove any debris (particularly leaves) that have fallen into your gutters to make sure they are clear to move any rainwater away from your roof and foundation. This could put your home at risk of flood damage.

4. Have a pool?

Run the pool pump. Turning off the pool pump can cause algae build-up. If you plan to be gone for more than a few days, keep the pool pump on at optimal setting to make sure it’s operating properly while you’re away.

Call Beachside Plumbing on 9512 0007 if you would like help actioning any of these priorities around your home before leaving.


About Beachside Plumbing

For more than 30 years, Melbourne families & businesses have been trusting Beachside Plumbing to look after their plumbing, hot water, heating and cooling needs.

We have a team of plumbers who are fully licensed, vaccinated, police checked, uniformed, presentable and provide a professional service.

Founder and Managing Director Glenn Howard started Beachside Plumbing with a mission to always make customers #1 priority and to provide Extra care on every job.

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