Should I turn off my water when going on a vacation

Turning off your water when you go on vacation is a good idea for several reasons:

  • Prevent water damage: If there’s a leak or a burst pipe while you’re away, turning off the water supply can prevent potential water damage to your property. Water leaks can lead to extensive and costly repairs, especially if left undetected for an extended period.
  • Save water and money: By turning off the water, you eliminate the risk of wastage through leaks, drips, or running toilets. This can help conserve water and reduce your utility bills while you’re not using it.
  • Environmental impact: Conserving water is not only beneficial for your wallet but also for the environment. Water is a valuable resource, and unnecessary wastage can strain local water supplies, especially in areas experiencing water shortages or droughts.
  • Minimize the risk of plumbing issues: Even small leaks can become significant problems over time. When you turn off the water supply, you reduce the chances of encountering plumbing issues upon your return, as you won’t have had water flowing through the pipes for an extended period.
  • Peace of mind: Knowing that you’ve taken precautions to prevent water-related issues while you’re away can give you peace of mind during your vacation, allowing you to fully enjoy your time without worrying about potential water-related emergencies back home.


Another great way to prevent emergencies and ensure peace of mind is by using the Flo Smart Water Monitor and Shutoff device, or a Moen Flo. A Moen Flo is installed onto your main water supply line and informs you of any leaks that happen in the home. This device will analyze your water usage patterns and through an app, will send you alerts if a problem arises. No matter where you are, you can receive updates of possible emergencies or leaks that, if not detected, can cause major damage. Through the Moen Smart Water App, you are also able to see the flow rate, temperature, and pressure of your water, and can even control it while you are away. You can gain a true piece of mind that your home will be monitored and protected no matter where you are. Preventing leaks in your home is now easier than ever. Contact K-Tech Plumbing to install a Moen Flo in your home, and sit back and enjoy your vacation.

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