Summertime means vacation time, and while you and your family may be excited about all the fun you are going to have, you certainly don’t want to return home to a not-so-fun plumbing mess. So, before you pack your bags, here are some ways to prevent plumbing leaks so you can spend your vacation worry-free!
Examine Areas Around Plumbing Fixtures
Your plumbing fixtures, such as toilets, sinks, and faucets, are all items that we may overlook if they appear to be working normally. However, even the smallest of leaks can lead to a plumbing nightmare as well as an increase in utility bills. Here are some signs that your plumbing fixtures may be leaking:
- Water pooling under cabinets beneath fixtures
- Warped flooring
- Cracked or “spongy” spots in the flooring
- Ceiling and wall stains
- Bubbling/peeling of paint or wallpaper
Inspect Outdoor Plumbing
During the summer months, we use our outdoor plumbing system for gardening and lawn maintenance. To avoid any flooding issues on your property, be sure to check that valves that have hoses attached are turned off. It’s also a good idea to clean out gutters, downspouts, and drains should there be heavy rainfall while you are gone.
Give Your Basement and Crawlspace a Once-Over
If you have exposed pipes in your basement and crawl space, and you notice any corrosion, this could be a sign that your pipes may be leaking. If you smell or notice mold, mildew, or rotting wood near pipes, this is also an indication that you may have a problem. Look for water stains, and check that any items you may be storing are dry. If your items have mold growing on them, it may be time to have a full basement inspection done by a professional.
Contact Us Today!
If you discover leaks or any other plumbing problems, AAA Service can help! Call or schedule an appointment online with AAA Service today. Our experienced plumbers will troubleshoot and fix the problem so you can have peace of mind while on vacation!