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Plumber checking pipe for leaks

It’s summer time and that means it’s vacation time! Whether you decide to relax on the beach or go camping in the woods, vacations allow us to sit back, relax and be worry free for a few days.

Flight and hotel booked… check, Passport… check, Suitcase packed… check! Now what’s next? Your home of course! Preparing your home can aid in avoiding any unexpected events such as broken water connections, power surges and high utility bills. So, it is important that when you are planning a vacation to make sure that you include taking steps to protect your home while you’re away.

Here are some things to look for:

1. Check for leaks. This includes water, air and gas leaks. It is important to continuously monitor all of the sources for potential water leaks such as the water meter, garden hose, hose-bibs, and valves. Locating the source of a leak can be a difficult process, so hiring a professional would aid in fixing the leak and preventing any future problems.

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