Limiting the damage


Postby gholland » Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:14 pm

Is there any reason why I shouldn't turn off the water supply to the entire house (at the main stopcock) before going away on holiday? This would surely limit the damage done if a plumbing problem occurs while I am away.
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Postby rdo1104 » Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:51 pm

My parents always turned the water off at the main incomer when we went on holiday and this never caused a problem.

It would be worth ensuring your central heating is not set to come on as if you have a gravity fed or pumped system with a header tank as there would be no feed to replace any lost water.
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