It’s been said many times, many ways — Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. While there’s certainly a lot to love about the holiday season, it can be rough on your home’s plumbing. With guests coming from out of town and little kids wandering around, now is the time to prepare your home for the upcoming holiday season.
Protect Your Plumbing Over the Winter Holidays
1. Remember that your garbage disposal isn’t a trash can.
It may have the word “garbage” in it, but your garbage disposal is no place for trash. Disposals are great to have, but only a few things should make their way down your sink. Bones, wheat, coffee grounds, vegetables, and fruit peelings should never be thrown into the disposal because they can easily cause a clog.
2. Don’t pour grease down the drain.
In the midst of cooking a large holiday dinner, it can be easy to take shortcuts and do things you wouldn’t normally do, like throw a little grease down the drain. No matter how hectic the kitchen is, you should never pour grease down the drain (even if you do so while running the water). The moment the grease cools, it will form a hard blockage in your drain.
3. Remind guests not to flush certain items.
More guests at your house means more work for your toilet. Because your toilet will be working harder than usual, it’s extremely important that guests avoid throwing floss, cotton balls, paper towels, and feminine hygiene products down the toilet.
4. Schedule an inspection today to catch small problems.
The last thing anyone wants to do on Christmas morning is call a plumber. While healthy plumbing habits can help you prevent a problem, natural wear and tear affects every homeowner’s pipes at some point. Schedule an inspection today and catch any issues that may be lingering below your house.
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