Going on Vacation? Shut Your Water Off
Packing, dropping the dog off at the kennel, and canceling your mail are all things that you might do before going on vacation. However, it may also be a good idea to shut off the water to your house prior to leaving for an extended period of time.
Shutting the Water Off May Be Especially Helpful During the Winter
The weather in Urbana, Illinois, can be extremely cold during the winter months. It isn’t uncommon for cold temperatures to make pipes brittle, which can make them vulnerable to cracks. A damaged pipe may be more likely to burst during extended periods of cold weather. If it is full of water when it does burst, your home’s basement could be flooded in a matter of minutes.
If you need help turning your home’s water off, don’t hesitate to contact the folks at Dogtown Heating, Air & Plumbing. We can also inspect pipes, drains, and similar components for signs of damage, and if any problems are discovered during an inspection, they can be remedied in a timely manner.
Make Sure That the Water Shutoff Valve Is Working Properly
It may be a good idea to test the water shutoff valve a few days before you leave home. In some cases, older valves that haven’t been used in several months or years may become stuck in their current positions. There is also a chance that an older valve may break when you try to move it. Although it’s never fun to learn that you have to replace any part of your home’s plumbing system, it’s better to find out about the problem while you still have time to fix it.
At Dogtown Heating, Air & Plumbing, we offer a variety of services designed to help your house function properly at all times. These services include heating system repairs, indoor air quality assessments, and drain cleanings. Contact us right away to learn more about how we can meet your home maintenance needs in a timely, affordable, and friendly manner.