Plumbing issues are one of the most common problems homeowners face during the winter months. When you have a new influx of people using your plumbing during holiday gatherings like Thanksgiving and holiday meals, that can mean there is a lot more pressure on your plumbing system as a whole. Here are a few things to watch for, along with a few tips on how to protect your home!
As families gather for holiday celebrations, new guests bring different habits, products, and behaviors into their homes. These can end up affecting your plumbing system. The increased usage of your plumbing can lead to blockages or clogs that might go undetected until you have a major problem on your hands. Plumbing problems are not just inconvenient. They can also be expensive to fix, especially if you have to call in a plumber during the busy holiday season. That’s why it’s important to take the right precautions before and after guests arrive.
Here are some of the easiest ways that you can protect your home from the damage that can come with holiday guests. Make sure your friends and family are aware of your rules before they make a mistake that could end up costing you a lot.
1) Prepare yourself—Know what signs to look out for that might indicate future plumbing problems
2) Make sure your guests know which products you want them to use with your plumbing
3) Utilize household cleaning products that are safe to go down the drain, such as vinegar products
4) Don’t use too much toilet paper when using the restroom
Make sure you take the time to also ensure your pipes are functioning properly before anyone arrives. If your drains are already slow, have us come in before your guests arrive. We can ensure your pipes are clear, drains are working, and your home’s pipes are able to handle the influx of new, albeit temporary, use.
The holidays are a joyous time, but they can also be tough on your plumbing system. Make sure to take the right precautions before and after guests arrive so you don’t have any unexpected problems while hosting over Thanksgiving or Christmas break. To find out more, reach out to us here at Open Drains today!
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