Prepare your Home for Holiday Travel
Turn off the main water supply line: The main water supply controls all of the water in the house and is one of the best protections against needing to repair water damage and prevent flooding. Turning off the water supply can help prevent pipes from bursting while you’re away!
Test your Sump Pump: In case there is an emergency, make sure the sump pump is working before leaving town.
Leave the thermostat tuned on: Make sure your thermostat is set no lower than 60 degrees F to prevent pipes from freezing.
Winterize your drainage system: Drain the water out of the toilet and add nontoxic antifreeze. Also, pour one-half cup of anti-freeze down the bathroom sinks, as well as down the bath tub.
Unplug your electronics: Unplug all electronics before leaving your home to save money as well as to prevent any damage from a power surge.