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Is Your Home’s Plumbing Ready for Thanksgiving?

If you’re planning to host Thanksgiving dinner at your Southern Oregon home this year, you are probably organizing the menu and decorating your home in preparation for the big day. In addition to making a grocery list and double-checking your guest list, you should also make a point to ensure there aren’t any unresolved plumbing issues that could ruin the holiday if they’re left unmediated. If you notice any of the following issues, call a plumber to look at it before the holiday season is in full swing.

Clogged Toilets

If you must flush your toilet twice for it to work as it should, this may be a result of an extensive clog. The last thing you want to have happen on Thanksgiving Day is to deal with your toilet overflowing. Another possible cause of this issue is a broken component inside your toilet’s tank that may be impeding its ability to flush properly. Have a plumber come to examine your toilet before Thanksgiving to avoid the chance of an overflow.

Cold Water

If the water gets cold quickly after someone uses the shower for a long of time, it can be a serious inconvenience if you have friends or family coming to stay with you during the holidays. The root of this problem may stem from sediment buildup at the bottom of your hot water heater, which can limit its ability to heat your water effectively. Call a plumber who can give your system a comprehensive flush and restore your hot water in time for Thanksgiving. On the other hand, if your water heater is over 10 years old, now is a good time for you to invest in a new one for the holidays.

Blocked Drains

As you and your family prepare Thanksgiving dinner, there will be a wide range of things that go down your sink and garbage disposal. If your sink is draining at a slow pace, there is likely a clog that may grow worse as more items travel down the drain. Be sure to have a professional plumber come look at the issue if it's taking too long for your kitchen’s sink to drain.