Express Plumbing on 14 December 2016

Xmas Plumbing Emergencies

How to Prepare your Home for Plumbing Emergencies over Christmas

With Christmas looming and temperatures starting to soar in the height of summer, it's a good time to travel.

If you're wanting to make the most of the Christmas holidays and take the time to travel either interstate or internationally without experiencing any plumbing emergencies, we've outlined some essential tips to prepare your home below.

By following these you can help to avoid water damage or a costly water bill that can break the bank on top of your travel expenses.

Make Sure to Turn Off all Outdoor Faucets

By turning off all outdoor faucets you can minimise wear and tear on your pipes, lowering the chance of having a pipe burst, as well as save on your water bill.

Always Disconnect Hoses

When you have hoses attached to your taps it's often more difficult to identify whether or not you have a leak.

By disconnecting all of the hoses around your home before you go on holiday and checking to see if there are any leaks in the process, you can prevent an excessive water bill by having the leaks repaired before you leave.

Spend the Time Turning Off the Water Supply to Your Home

By always remembering to turn off the mains water supply before you go away, you can prevent any plumbing leaks occurring while you are on holiday.

If you have sprinklers and hoses set up to water your garden, you can shut off the water to your home via the main valve, while allowing outside water to remain available for your garden.

These are just a few of the simple and easy tips you can follow to help eliminate plumbing emergencies arising while you're away on your Christmas break.

It's important to remember to have any minor leaks around your home fixed before you go on holiday, because water pressure is so powerful that it doesn't take long for these to grow into a major concern.

For assistance with pre-holiday preventative plumbing maintenance call our friendly team of experienced plumbers today.