Going on Vacation This Summer? Tips to Prepare Your Home for Vacation

San Rafael

(415) 942-6565

Santa Rosa

(707) 452-3464

Summer vacations are a time to relax and create lasting memories with your loved ones. To ensure peace of mind during your getaway, it’s important to prepare your home beforehand. Here are some essential tips to help you get your home ready for your vacation:

1. Plumbing:

Before leaving for your vacation, it’s crucial to have your plumbing system inspected. Plumbing mishaps have a knack for occurring when you least expect them. Inspecting your plumbing beforehand can reduce the risk of unexpected leaks or issues while away. Here’s what you should check:

– Look for any leaks under sinks.

– Examine faucets and showerheads for leaks.

– Inspect your water heater for any signs of leaks.

– Check water supply lines for frays or visible damage.

If you are away for an extended period, consider turning off the main or individual water supplies to your fixtures and appliances.

2. HVAC:

Having your HVAC system checked before your vacation is essential. Schedule a routine maintenance check by a professional to ensure your unit is in optimal working condition. This includes inspecting smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Adjusting the temperature on your thermostat is another crucial step. While you’re away, keeping your home excessively cool is unnecessary. Consider setting the thermostat to 70 degrees or higher to save on energy costs without compromising the comfort of your home.

3. Trusted Home Watch:

It’s always a good idea to ask someone you trust to keep an eye on your home while on vacation. Whether it’s a neighbor, friend, or family member, provide them with your contact information so they can reach you in an emergency. Additionally, share a list of your preferred home services companies with them.

For more expert tips and advice on preparing your home for vacation, contact John Owens Services today! Our team is dedicated to ensuring the comfort and security of your home while you’re away. Relax and enjoy your vacation, knowing your home is well cared for.

Contact us:

San Rafael: (415) 942-6565

Santa Rosa: (707) 452-3464

Need Help?

We’re open Monday – Friday 7:30am – 5:30pm, call today or schedule online now!

Serving Marin & Sonoma Counties

Good plumbing, heating, and air conditioning systems are vital in every North California home. John Owens Services, Inc. is proud to be the expert plumbing company you can count on

The John Owens Way

Our philosophy is simple, we always want to maintain equipment to give it the longest life possible. Next, we want to focus on repairing when something goes wrong. Then only as the last choice, we replace equipment when needed. That’s the John Owens Way.

San Rafael
(415) 942-6565
Santa Rosa
(707) 452-3464



Regular maintenance keeps your home’s systems running well all year long. We’ll help you gain efficiency and save money.



When something breaks down, our team will get to you fast. We’ll find the problem and fix it to get you back to normal.



When it’s time to replace something in your home, we’ll help you get a top quality product that matches your specific needs.
San Rafael
(415) 942-6565
Santa Rosa
(707) 452-3464