As the American Dream has grown over the years, most of us have discovered that vacations are few and far between. And while heading out to some new and exotic place might be fun, the comfort and familiarity of your own vacation home is really the recipe for much-needed rest and relaxation. But along with your little slice of heaven comes more work and responsibility. It is an entire second home that needs maintenance to avoid some very pricey issues. And plumbing leaks are at the top of that unexpected and unwanted list of costly problems.
When you are not renting your vacation home, then it could be empty for months before your next escape to paradise. If this is the case, then your first 15 minutes should always be spent checking out the house for any water-related issues. For homes in warm climates with no worry of a hard freeze, you can leave the water to the house turned on when you are not visiting. This allows for things like spas, swimming pools, and lawn sprinkler systems to function normally. But as soon as you get to the house check under sinks, in the basement, or any other places where you have exposed plumbing to be sure that there are no leaks or drips. This process should also include taking a close look at your water heater and any other appliances that use water, such as a washer or dishwasher. Check all of the water hose connections as well as the flexibility of the hoses. Any hose that is beginning to show wear or cracks should be replaced to avoid a severe flood.
If You Think You Have A Leak
Should you discover any damp areas on floors or walls, an immediate call to (214) 388-8838 is your best option. A Flow Plumbing leak detection specialist will arrive quickly to investigate the possible leak. Our pros use the latest in leak detection technology to find even the smallest leak located inside a wall, floor, or even under the foundation of your slab home.
If a leak is found in your vacation home, our team will provide you with detailed price quotes for any repair options we believe to be viable solutions. In most cases, we can begin the repair immediately and get you back to your relaxing vacation very quickly. But the key to a fast and cost-effective repair is finding the issue quickly. So never put off calling the pros at (214) 388-8838 when you think you might have a leak at your vacation home.
Monitoring Your Vacation Home From Afar
If you are not going to be visiting your vacation home regularly, it is vital to pay close attention to the monthly water bill. If you notice a spike in the amount of any water bill, there is a good chance that your vacation home has a water leak. A call to (214) 388-8838 is the best way to answer this question quickly. A Flow Plumbing leak detection specialist will visit the property to determine if you have a leak and how it could be repaired. We will then contact you with details of what we discovered and how it can be resolved.
Plumbing Care And Maintenance For Your Vacation Home
If you don’t want to spend your vacation time working on your vacation home, then a call to (214) 388-8838 could be the best choice you make while relaxing in your private oasis. A Flow Plumbing licensed plumber will perform all of the routine maintenance that your water heater and other appliances require, as well as completing an inspection of all of your plumbing to check for leaks or other issues.
If we locate any issues, such as a water heater that is in questionable condition, we will provide you with the details and also your options for repairs or replacement. Your vacation is meant to be a time to get away from chores, schedules, and stress, so let the team from Flow Plumbing take care of all of your plumbing related tasks at your vacation home. As a full-service plumbing company, we can handle everything from the regular maintenance to leak detection and repair, so that your vacation is about nothing but relaxing and having a good time.