With Thanksgiving just around the bend, many homeowners in Seattle are planning to open their homes to their friends and families by hosting Thanksgiving dinner. Along with preparing a grocery list, cleaning your home, and doing the shopping, be sure to set aside some time to handle any lingering plumbing problems that may metastasize if no one resolves them before the holidays. If you see any of the following problems with your home's plumbing, have a plumber come examine the issue well before Thanksgiving day arrives.
If you need to flush your toilet more than once for it to work, there may be a clog somewhere in your pipes. If left unresolved, this problem may very well evolve into an overflow, which is not something you want to have to manage on Thanksgiving Day. Another prospective cause of this issue is a malfunctioning part of your toilet's tank, which might be impacting its ability to flush as it should. Call an experienced plumber to check your toilet for broken parts or clogs to avoid an overflow.
Lack of Hot Water
If your water becomes cold too quickly when someone uses the shower in your home, you'll want to get to the bottom of the problem before your holiday guests arrive. This might be a result of sediment buildup at the bottom of your hot water heater that is not letting it heat your water consistently. Reach out to a plumber who can flush your machine and clear away any accumulated sediment. However, if your hot water heater is 10 years old or older, it may be time to start looking for a new one and have it professionally installed in time for the holidays.
Slow Kitchen Drains
When you and your loved ones start cooking your Thanksgiving meal, there will inevitably be a host of different substances that make it into the sink and down the drains. If you've noticed that your kitchen sink is already draining too slow, there may be a clog that can potentially get worse as you begin spending more time in the kitchen.