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Avoiding Water Damage While Away

7/6/2022 (Permalink)

pipe with water leaking out

Summer months are here, and for most people, that means a trip to the beach. Packing the family and ensuring you have everything you will need can be stressful, and while we don’t want to add any more to your plate it may be good in the long run. If you are leaving your house unattended while away, it may be smart to turn off your water. Burst pipes can happen at any time, and there are multiple causes to them. Burst pipes can be caused by aging, corrosion, clogs, and more. Here is how to turn off your water: 

  1. Always hand-turn your valves. If you are unable to turn the valves on or off, it’s best to call a plumber. 
  2. If you have a gate or “wheel” valve to shut it off, you will need to turn it clockwise.
  3. If you have a ball valve turn it perpendicular to the pipe. 

         It’s a time to relax, and not have to stress about your house while you’re gone. You went to the beach to see the ocean; you don’t want to come home and see it. If water damage does occur, we are always ready to help. 

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