Did you know that the holiday season is the busiest time of the year for plumbers? This makes sense as appliances and water are used the most during the holiday season, let it be because of the multiple amounts of guests you will have, the kids being out of school or the many dishes you'll be cooking. Some items will be used more than usual and you need to be sure they're up to the challenge. Below are 5 holiday plumbing tips that will help you navigate this busy season.
1. Schedule A Plumbing Inspection
Expecting guests this holiday season? Let us help you ensure your fixtures are ready for extra use with a home plumbing inspection. This will help you avoid any major problems that could arise over the holiday.
2. Respect Your Garbage Disposal
You'll be tempted to throw away left overs, oil, potatoes, and other items into the garbage disposal. Don't do it. These things can clog garbage disposal and/or deteriorate your garbage disposal blades. Avoid throwing poultry bones and skin, fruit or vegetable peels, and cornhusks into the disposal. Should you find yourself in a bind, remember that Metro-Flow Plumbing is open 24/7. You may reach us at 214-328-7371.
3. Keep Oils Away From Your Drains
Avoid pouring fats, oils and grease down your drains this holiday season - and all through the year. When oils and grease substances go down the drain, they harden, causing your sewer pipes to clog, which can turn into a pricey plumbing problem.
4. Only Cold Water Allowed
Run plenty of cold water while you’re grinding your food down the garbage disposal, and run it for 30-60 seconds after the garbage disposal is off. Cold, running water pushes waste down the drain. Avoid using hot water to melt grease because it can solidify and clog your drains, possibly turning into a plumbing problem.
5. Be Nice To Your Toilets
With the additional guests in your home, your toilets will be working overtime. Advise your family and friends not to flush cotton balls, swabs, feminine products, hair or facial scrub pads down the toilet. These items won’t dissolve and will cause clogs. Keep it toilet friendly by only flushing toilet paper down the toilet.
Remember that if you need help with a plumbing issue or want to schedule a plumbing inspection, Metro-Flow Plumbing is open 24/7 and can help you. You may reach us at 214-328-7371. One of our certified and insured plumbers will assist you.