How to Have a Worry-Free Vacation
We think about shutting off water lines in the winter to avoid freezing pipes when we are away but we don't think about doing the same in the summer when we go away, but we should.
Many people don't think about it but pipes leak and break all the time in the summer.
If you are going away, you might want to shut off the main water valve. It won't affect your water sprinkler system outside if that may be of a concern.
Instead of thousands of gallons of water spilling in your home you might only get a few gallons. To be even safer, drain the lines before you go. Open the faucet in the bathroom after you have shut off the valves and drain the water out of the pipes and flush the toilet.
The last thing you want is to come home from a relaxing vacation to have water in your house.
Turn the air conditioner up but not off. You want to have air circulating because the heat can affect doors and flooring and you don't want it to have time to collect condensation.
Unplug your electronics. If they are connected to a surge protector just turn that off. You will save money while your away.
Put your lights on a timer to make the house less appealing for robbers.
And most importantly, have a great vacation and a great "welcome home" from your house!