shut off water main

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by sakal100, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. sakal100

    sakal100 New Member

    Jun 21, 2010
    Should you shut off water main and water heater when on vacation . Also if there is water line under slab before it reaches the water main, how can you ensure that there is no water leak from there. Will a water leak detection come in handy?
    thank you
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 21, 2010
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    HOw long will the vacation be, and do you have anyone checking the house periodically. It is safer to turn the water supply and water heater off for extended periods, but it can have adverse effects in some situations. You cannot "ensure" that there is no leak ANYWHERE, unless the piping is checked. If you know there is a leak, then a leak detection company is recommended tp find out where it is.
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