These plumbing tips could help you avoid a disaster this holiday season. Need an expert in a pinch? Contact Custom Plumbing of Arizona today!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so why would you want to spend any of it dealing with plumbing issues? Unfortunately, with all the holidays throw at us, many people experience plumbing emergencies during the festive season.
Want to reduce your chances of a holiday leak emergency this year? Here are some plumbing tips you should know.
Give Those Pipes a Rest
With COVID-19, this year you might not have extra guests in your home. If you do, it’s critical to take it easy on your home’s plumbing as much as possible. Aside from making sure that shower drains are free of excess hair and debris, you should inform your guests to wait a little between showers. Fifteen minutes is not too long to wait to avoid a clogged drain.
Give those drains some time to do what they do best, and you’ll be golden.
Know What You Can and Cannot Flush
If you have family over for the holidays, make sure that everyone knows what they can and cannot flush down the toilet. Toilet paper and human waste are fine to go down the drain. The rest should be thrown in the garbage.
Even if those disinfecting wipes or sanitary products say they can be flushed, it’s better safe than sorry. We know it can be awkward to have this kind of conversation with family. We suggest posting a discreet sign above the toilet so that no one misses it.
Be Kind to Your Kitchen Sink
Around the holidays, families tend to bond over delicious food—food that you don’t cook year-round. Some of the most popular dishes are full of fat, oil, and starch, all of which can wreak havoc on the plumbing in your home.
Here’s one of the most useful plumbing tips we can give you. When you put stuff down the drain that should be thrown in the garbage, out-of-sight-out-of-mind doesn’t always last for long.
Thinking of dumping that pan of hot grease down the kitchen sink? Think again! As soon as that stuff hits your cool pipes, it’s going to solidify and gunk up the works.
Think your garbage disposal can handle those fibrous vegetable scraps? Nope! Don’t tempt fate.
When in doubt, throw it out!
Get Your Plumbing Inspected before the Holidays
Whether you have guests in your home this winter or not, your plumbing will experience more use because you and your immediate family will be home more. One of the best ways to ensure that your plumbing is ready for added usage is to schedule a drain inspection and cleaning.
Got a problem drain that just doesn’t seem to be working right? We’ll take care of it.
Got a Holiday Emergency That Plumbing Tips Won’t Help? We Can Handle It!
There is perhaps no worse time to have a plumbing emergency than during the holiday season. Got a problem you can’t fix yourself? Custom Plumbing of Arizona is here to help!