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How to Prevent Common Holiday Plumbing Problems

From buying presents to decorating your house, the holidays are stressful enough. Add a plumbing problem into the mix and you’ve got a major issue on your hands.

While some plumbing issues are caused by bad luck or natural wear and tear, many can actually be prevented. Especially if you’re having guests over for the holidays, make sure your plumbing is being treated well.

Common Holiday Plumbing Problems

Clogged Garbage Disposal

Guests who don’t have a disposal in their home tend to think of one as just an extra garbage. Little do they know, there are dozens of things that should never be thrown into the disposal, like:

  • Egg shells
  • Small bones
  • Pasta
  • Stringy vegetables, like celery
If you do have a disposal, ask that no one use it without your permission.

Clogged Toilets

The more people who use the toilet, the greater your chances of a clog are. Prevent the likelihood of a problem by always having a plunger and wastebasket next to your toilet.

Backed Up Showers

If your shower goes from being used by one or two people to four or five, it can put unseen stress on your pipes and water heater. Even if you have a tankless heater that offers instant hot water, ask guests to leave at least 20 minutes between showers to ease the burden on your plumbing.

Want to ensure your holiday is holy and jolly? Have you plumbing inspected now, before the holidays really get underway!

Mr. Rooter Plumbing has been assisting homeowners with their plumbing issues for decades, and our expertise is unmatched! To learn more, give us a call at (415) 906-2456 or fill out our form!