7 Plumbing Tips to Consider Before Vacation | Air Tech Local Plumbing Services

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Whether you’re heading south for Spring break, driving across the state for the holidays or traveling far this summer, it pays to take a few preventative steps to ensure your plumbing is in good working condition when you get home. The experts at Air Tech, LBI’s local plumbing services company, have gathered a list of simple pre-vacation plumbing tips for New Jersey homeowners.

Plumbing Vacation Checklist

Before you leave town, check the following to ensure your home is in “vacation-mode.”


  1. Clean garbage disposal, drains and traps. Any leftover moisture in your drains or traps will lead to unpleasant odors.
  2. Turn off the main water valve to avoid potential accidents. Once the water valve is turned off, turn on the faucets to drain standing water (especially important in the winter months). Once the water has drained, turn the faucets back off.
  3. Ensure that the washing machine and dishwasher are empty. Leave the doors open to air out and prevent mold and mildew, if possible.
  4. Check the gutters and remove debris, leaves and any sticks clogging the inlet.
  5. Test that your sump pump is working properly. If it doesn’t eject water correctly, schedule professional plumbing services to check before you leave.
  6. Adjust your water heater to keep energy bills low. Set it to the lowest setting possible or even shut it off completely to prevent the chances of flooding.
  7. Find someone to check on your home while you’re away. This will give you the peace of mind that your home is in safe hands. Find out more about our concierge program and local plumbing services for LBI residents.

Concierge Program with Local Plumbing Services

At Air Tech Heating, Cooling and Plumbing, we pride ourselves on offering the best and most reliable plumbing services in Ocean County. Beyond our scheduled inspections, our House Watch Services covers additional visits to your property, which may include:

  • Visual inspection of the interior & exterior of your property
  • Search for signs of damaged/frozen pipes
  • Check hot water heater for leaks
  • Test functioning of plumbing fixtures (run faucets and flush toilets to eliminate stagnant water)
  • And more.

This is particularly useful in the Long Beach Island area. Many of our customers rent their home to vacationers and have no easy way to inspect their properties during the summer. Our House Watch Services alleviate any plumbing fears.

Read more on plumbing problems, “Top 10 Questions People Ask Plumbers in LBI.”

Speak with one of our seasoned experts to learn more about our concierge program for LBI and Ocean County residents 609-494-1400. Our Ship Bottom office is conveniently located on the Causeway, allowing for quick response time to customers’ needs throughout the Long Beach Island and Ocean County, NJ areas. Check out our service area.