Dinner preparations and visiting families and friends can put extra strain on your plumbing system during the holidays. While you can always call C Les Plumbing for all your plumbing needs, here are a few tips to help you prevent holiday plumbing emergencies this holiday season.
Do not pour fats, oils, and grease down the drain. They easily solidify in the pipes and can cause a major blockage. Things like turkey drippings, bones, extra gravy, celery, and potato peels should all be disposed of in the trash. If you have a garbage disposal, make sure it is running when you put food into it – don’t let it fill all the way up before running it. Use Hot Water If you notice your sink is draining a little slowly, try pouring hot or near-boiling water down the drain. This can help break up any organic compounds or soap scum. Adding baking soda to your sink cleaning can help keep your drains clear!
Extra guests can mean extra strain on your plumbing system. Have guests wait at least 15 minutes when taking turns to use the shower. This not only allows the hot water to recharge but also allows enough time for drains to empty properly.
Mindful Flushing - Remind your holiday guests to be mindful of what they are flushing down the toilet. Many items like paper towels and baby wipes should be thrown away, rather than flushed. They can block the drain line!
We hope these tips are helpful and your holiday festivities are free of plumbing problems! From our family to yours, C Les Plumbing wishes you and your family a wonderful and stress-free holiday!