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7 Plumbing Tips For A Worry-Free Holiday

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7 Plumbing Tips For A Worry-Free Holiday

The holidays can be an exciting, yet stressful time. On top of hosting guests, family vacations, and buying presents, the last thing you want to deal with is plumbing troubles. Here are 7 plumbing tips to follow to ensure you have a worry-free holiday.

1. Make Sure Your Bathroom Is Ready

Hosting guests? Make sure your bathroom is ready for the increased holiday traffic! Guests should know what’s safe to put down the toilet and what isn’t. To put it simply, only two things should go in the toilet: toilet paper and waste. Also, in the event that someone at your home needs it, make sure your bathroom is equipped with a plunger just in case!

2. Insulate Your Pipes

There’s nothing worse than enjoying time with family and suddenly a pipe bursts! Before the holiday, consider insulating pipes in all areas of your home that are unheated, such as your basement, garage, attic or crawlspace.

3. Only Allow Cooks In The Kitchen

Keep your kitchen as empty as possible to avoid any disasters. Have only a couple people handling all cooking and dishes. This leaves less room for error, such as someone accidentally dumping leftovers in the sink or putting grease down the drain. When only one or two people are in charge, you can make sure everything goes according to plan and you don’t run into any plumbing accidents.

4. Wait Between Showers

When family is staying with you overnight, they may want to use your showers. Your water heater isn’t used to the increased use, so be patient with it. Try spacing showers out 10-15 minutes between use. This gives hair enough time to disperse so your drains don’t clog, and it gives your tank enough time to refill so your guests don’t have to step into a cold shower.

5. Dump Leftovers In The Trash

If you’re not planning on saving leftovers, don’t dump them in the sink. Make sure you are tossing them in the trash, instead. Only small food scraps should go down your drains. Avoid a clog by disposing of leftovers properly.

6. Know What Belongs In The Garbage Disposal – And What Does Not

Speaking of leftovers, while small food scraps in your drains are generally fine, it’s important to know that not all food is safe to go down there – no matter how small they are. Here are some items to never put down your drain, as it can cause clogs and damage your garbage disposal:

  • Grease, Oil, and Fat
  • Egg shells
  • Bones
  • Fibrous Foods
  • Potato Peels
  • Rice and Pasta
  • Pits, Nuts and Seeds
  • Coffee Ground

7. Prepare Your Plumbing

The best way to prevent plumbing emergencies is to be prepared! Because your plumbing is going to be getting a lot more use if you’re hosting people at your home, it’s important you take care of any lingering problems before guests arrive. Schedule a plumbing inspection or maintenance to ensure your plumbing is functioning properly this season.

Contact The Pros At Roman Electric For All Your Plumbing Maintenance and Inspection Needs in Milwaukee, WI and Surrounding Areas

With a 4.8 star rating, you can trust the pros at Roman Electric to take care of all your plumbing maintenance and inspection needs in Milwaukee, WI and surrounding areas this holiday. Give us a call today at 414-771-5400 or contact us online here. We are here to help!

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