If you plan on hosting people at your home this holiday season, then the last thing you want to deal with is a plumbing emergency. Let’s be honest, plumbing troubles can be very draining – no pun intended. Luckily, there are ways you can avoid this! Here are some tips to avoid a plumbing emergency this holiday season.
1. Don’t Put THAT Down The Drain
- Grease, Fat and Oil
- Pits and Seeds
- Rice and Pasta
- Poultry Skins
- Potato Peels
- Fibrous Foods
- Coffee Grounds
2. Use Your Garbage Disposal Correctly
As mentioned briefly above, putting certain items down the drain can really wreak havoc on your plumbing. Contrary to popular belief, a garbage disposal isn’t a replacement for a garbage can. It may be easier to toss leftovers down the drain, but we strongly advise against this. You should always throw leftovers in the trash or compost pile to avoid clogging your drains. Garbage disposals are designed to grind up small bits of food. You want to make sure you are always using cold water when your garbage disposal is turned on, and only grinding up waste that won’t clog or damage your unit.
3. Create A Shower Schedule With Guests
4. Prepare Your Bathroom
5. Schedule Plumbing Maintenance
Scheduling plumbing maintenance before you have a house full of guests this holiday is a great way to help you avoid a plumbing emergency. Your plumber will be able to catch problems early and offer solutions to fix them before they really cost you – in more ways than one! Make sure to schedule yours today.