The last thing that you want during the holidays is for an unexpected plumbing issue to develop. Imagine the frustration of a clogged sink full of dishes, let alone the embarrassment of an overflowing toilet. While you cannot prevent every plumbing issue, you can take steps to minimize the chances of them developing during the holidays. Here’s how.
Why Do Plumbing Issues Occur During the Holidays?
One of the main reasons plumbing issues occur during the holidays is that your plumbing is simply getting more use than normal. If you have guests staying in your home, your toilets, tubs and showers are in greater demand. And when cooking up a holiday feast, you are sending more things down the kitchen sink.
What Types of Plumbing Issues Are Common During the Holidays?
During the holiday season, one of the common problems to develop is clogged or overflowing toilets. This is most often caused by flushing items down the toilet that shouldn’t be flushed, or due to an increase in usage.
Garbage disposal issues are also common due to grinding up food that should not be sent down the drain. This can lead to clogged drains, which prevent your sink from properly draining.
Finally, hot water heater problems can arise due to houseguests’ increased need for hot water.
How Can You Prevent Plumbing Issues During the Holidays?
If you are having guests over the holidays, whether for a meal or an extended visit, consider having your plumbing systems inspected and any necessary maintenance completed prior to their arrival.
Having your drains cleaned helps to decrease your chances of clogs, and having your hot water heater flushed helps it to work as efficiently as possible.
It is also important for you and your guests to be mindful of what you are putting down your plumbing. You should never flush items like sanitary pads, paper towels or wipes. You should also avoid placing bones, grease and vegetable peels down the kitchen sink to prevent garbage disposal issues and clogs.
What Should You Do If You Have a Plumbing Emergency During the Holidays?
If you encounter a problem with your plumbing system, you will want to get it taken care of as quickly as possible by a licensed plumber. Trying to repair the problem yourself can lead to other issues. Here at Knight’s Mechanical, we are here for you. We offer 24/7 service to ensure you get the help you need for your plumbing issues quickly during the holidays and throughout the year. Reach out to us today to schedule an appointment with one of our plumbers, and we’ll ensure your holidays aren’t ruined by a plumbing issue.