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Turn off the water at the main valve where it enters your house before you leave for an extended period of time. Your plumbing probably won’t spring a leak during your absence, but it’s not worth the gamble. You should also turn your water heater regulator to vacation (VAC) mode—or, if it doesn't have a VAC mode, just switch it to the lowest setting. Remember to turn it back up as soon as you get home.
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