With the holiday season nearing full swing, we often expect to spend time
entertaining and cooking. What many people fail to consider is that they
may also be overworking their plumbing system. Though visits from friends
and family are welcome during the season, an unexpected plumbing repair
is not. Prepare your plumbing to meet the demands of the holidays by implementing
these useful tips.
To maximize water flow and prevent backup, clean plumbing fixtures with
vinegar to remove sediment and build up. Concentrate on areas that will
receive more use during the holiday season, such as kitchen sinks, bathroom
sinks, and showers. After cleaning each fixture, run water to inspect
the flow. Periodically removing build up from faucets will help prevent
Adjust and Clean Water Heater
Though it's not recommended to exceed 125 degrees, increasing the heat
output of your water heater will guarantee your guests have access to
hot water. Between hand washing, cooking, and cleaning, access to hot
water is a necessity when planning to entertain company. Additionally,
consider draining your water heater in preparation for company, as this
will remove sediment.
Well before guests are scheduled to arrive, monitor water drainage in each
sink and bathtub. From hair and organic materials to soap residue and
cleaning products, drains are likely to become clogged without regular
maintenance. If you discover water not draining properly, try using a
plunger to dislodge the clog. Should this method not be successful, contact
a plumber for professional
drain cleaning services.
Check Your Toilets
When you have guests over for the holidays, bathrooms receive the highest
amount of traffic. Needless to say, properly functioning toilets are a
necessity. Prior to welcoming guests, flush each toilet while monitoring
the water pressure to ensure water does not back up. Additionally, check
the flappers and valves to guarantee they're working properly. Listen
closely to the toilet after flushing and note whether there are strange
sounds; sometimes, this indicates a problem with the flapper sealing correctly.
You can trust Eco Plumbers with all of your toilet repair, replacement
and toilet installation needs.
Provide More Disposal Options
More guests results in more garbage needing disposal. Ensure every bathroom
has adequate waste baskets to prevent guests from flushing items that
may clog the toilet. If having multiple get-togethers, don't forget
to monitor waste baskets and change the bags when needed. This simple
step may save you a hefty repair bill.
Treat Your Garbage Disposal with Care
Hosting a holiday feast is a fun way to connect with friends and family,
but excessive cooking and organic waste can lead to garbage disposal malfunctions.
During the holiday season, treat your garbage disposal with care. First,
never put items in the garbage disposal without also running water into
it. This step helps flush food waste and minimize debris, which can lead
to a clog. Also, be mindful of
what is thrown into the garbage disposal. Grease, large vegetable chunks or
peels, and meat should be disposed of in the trash. Contact The Eco Plumbers
today for special deals on
garbage disposal repair and garbage disposal installation.
Prevent Freezing Pipes
Chilly winters threaten to freeze pipes if preventative measures aren't
taken. Because the last thing you want with guests arriving is a frozen
plumbing system, spend time insulating your pipes well before entertaining.
Increase access to cold pipes by opening cabinet doors, allowing warm
indoor air to reach them.
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