The holiday season means happy times with your family and the people who are closest to you. Entire tables full of great food and a merry time is had by all. A clogged drain, or a busted disposal can ruin this happy moment. However, it takes little to keep the plumbing in your home working smoothly, and yet a simple problem can cause it to go kaput. Learn with Rooter-man how to avoid plumbing emergencies during the holidays, so that you have an amazing time this year.
What causes plumbing problems to increase?
When a plumbing system that is designed to be used by a single family is stressed by a lot more people, it naturally gets overburdened. Sometimes this load is enough to break something.
For your kitchen
Follow the best practices for your disposal that came along with the installation. Dispose food in small pieces, start the blades before putting food in, and keep the water running. Keep the cooking oil and grease out of the drainage, and throw it in the garbage instead.
For your bathroom
Try to keep a time of 10-15 minutes between each shower. This way, even if your home has older plumbing which is slow, the water will drain properly before the next person gets in. This way each guest will also be able to get hot water, since the water heater will have had some chance to recover in this time.
Prevention is indeed better
Emergency calls to us and fellow plumbers go through the roof during the holidays, and you do not want to be stuck in this position during what should be a joyous occasion. If you notice any plumbing problems now, its best to take care of them before you have lots of guests to your home. However, if you do experience any problems over the holidays Rooter-Man is always available to quickly come to the rescue and we can solve whatever plumbing problems you may have! Give us a call anytime at (866) 577-1221