TACOMA, Wash., June 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- With Tacoma Public Schools entering summer break, Harts Services, a top-rated Tacoma plumbing company with a 4.9 review rating on Google, is sharing a summer vacation plumbing prep checklist for Tacomans.
"As vacationers embark on their trips, it's easy to get so focused on the destination that they can lose sight of their return," said Richard Hart, co-owner of Harts Services. "Before even leaving, it's important to take a few small precautions to avoid returning to any plumbing disasters back at home. That's the last thing you want after a relaxing time on the beach, in the mountains or wherever you choose to go."
Hart advises that Tacoma residents take the following steps to prevent any plumbing disasters from taking place while they are away from their homes:
- Turn off the water main valve – Water damage from a pipe leak or burst is among the most damaging plumbing issues one can have while away from home. A significant leak that flows unchecked for days can do massive amounts of damage. To avoid this, just turn the water off.
- Flush and clean the garbage disposal – Run warm water, turn the garbage disposal on and then pour a half cup of vinegar down the disposal. Add some citrus juice or peels for a nice, fresh smell. This will naturally clean out any excess residue and ensure there are no unpleasant odors when homeowners return.
- Use the water heater's vacation mode – Water heaters don't know when people aren't home, so they continue to maintain the hot water inside the unit. Many water heaters have a vacation mode setting that can be used to cut down on the water heater's energy usage. For units without a vacation mode setting, turn the thermostat down a few degrees.
"These three tips can help prevent water damage, save money and prevent you from coming home to some gnarly smells," Hart said. "You can do all this in about 10-15 minutes, which is a small price to pay for peace of mind on vacation."
Tacoma residents looking for more information about Harts Services can call 1-253-345-7222 or visit www.hartsservices.com.
About Harts Services
Harts Services was founded in Tacoma in 2013 by co-owners Richard Hart and Dan Hartsough. Harts Services offers plumbing to residential and commercial customers, and has a 4.9/5 rating on Google. Guided by its motto, We Care More, the company is committed to incorporating a caring attitude into every aspect of the business. For more information, call 1-253-345-7222 or visit www.hartservices.com.
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