How to Prevent Water Leak Problems while you Are Away

Updated on Tuesday 20th December 2016

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Many times, homeowners leave their properties for a holiday, only to get back to a total disaster caused by water leaks. Luckily, there are several ways to prevent water leak problems while you are away. As follows, our plumbers in London would like to outline how to prevent the most important ones.


Turn off the main valve in London


A disastrous water calamity can be easily prevented by turning off the main valve which controls the water supply to your house. The main valve should be tuned off even when you leave your house only for one night. In case you do not know where it is, locate the water meter and the valve should be near it.

In case you have never turned off the main valve before, it is recommendable to test it before you leave your home for a longer period of time. Turn on a faucet and then turn off the main valve. The water should stop running from it. In case you are experiencing problems, a plumber in London can help you with this issue. 
 

Turn off the appliances


In case you have automatic sprinklers, or someone will come to your house to take care of it or your pets and the water has to stay on, turning off the valves of all appliances in your home should be one of the things to do before you leave for a vacation. Washing machines, icemakers and dishwashers have turn off switches or valves which can be shut off. The same applies for sinks or toilets, as these are the places where usually the leaks happen. They all have basic valves under them where you can turn off the water supply.
 

Verify the sump pump in London


Rainwater can also cause a potential disaster to your home. In case the sump pump stops working while you are away and there is a big storm, you could be faced with a flooded basement when you come back.

Therefore, it is a good idea to ensure the sump pump in your home is functioning properly before you leave. Our plumbers in London can assist you on this matter.

For more tips on how to prevent water leak issues when you are away, we invite you to get in touch with one of our London plumbing professionals.
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