How to Prepare Your Plumbing for a Large Gathering

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As we approach Easter, it is a great time for friends and family to come together and celebrate. These gatherings are a lot of fun and a great opportunity to bond over similar interests. However, preparing for such a gathering can take its toll on your kitchen and bathroom. If you suspect a problem with your plumbing, this is the right time to hire a plumbing repair service to mitigate potential failures. Consulting a professional plumber can help you kickstart your celebration on the right foot without compromising the efficiency and function of your plumbing.

At Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we have an experienced team of well-trained and equipped plumbers ready to help you maintain your plumbing in tip-top condition. We start by conducting a comprehensive assessment of your plumbing to pinpoint any failing areas that need repair. Here are some tips recommended by our experts to prevent major plumbing emergencies during your next gathering.

Keep Greasy Foods Out of Your Drain

There's no doubt that some of the delicious foods prepared during such gatherings are greasy and fried. This means that they should stay away from your drains to prevent them from solidifying inside the pipes resulting in blockages. It is advisable to wipe off all the grease leftover before washing pots, plates, or pans in the dishwasher or sink. A less tedious solution is using paper plates since they can be disposed of after use.

Put Out Trash Cans

When dealing with large gatherings, controlling where they throw garbage goes a long way in ensuring you avoid potential plumbing problems. The last thing you want is someone flushing something that belongs in a trash can, clogging your toilet. This can be prevented by placing trash cans in your bathroom and kitchen to ensure guests know where to throw their garbage. Place wastepaper baskets in areas that are easily accessible to ensure everyone can see them.

Watch What You Put in Your Disposal

Garbage disposals are great tools that help us maintain a clean and healthy kitchen. However, these appliances have several limitations that most people are unaware of until something happens that calls for a nearby plumber. It is vital to refrain from disposing of stringy food, water-absorbing carbohydrates, greasy food, or bones in your garbage disposal. Scheduling routine maintenance with a professional plumbing repair service can help prevent potential failure, guaranteeing a smooth, successful celebration.

Utilize Strainers

An increase in your kitchen and shower use often leaves your plumbing prone to clogs, and the most effective solution is to place filters in your drains. The purpose of strainers is to trap hair or food particles that threaten to clog your plumbing. This is an excellent solution to keeping your drains clear and functional throughout the celebration.

Failing to prepare can compromise the effectiveness of your plumbing, resulting in unnecessary repair costs and damage. These are some tips recommended by our team of experts that homeowners can apply this Easter. Contact us today and schedule an appointment with the professionals at Mr. Rooter Plumbing.