Common Holiday Plumbing Problems — And How to Avoid Them

With the holiday season coming up, you might be starting to plan for the next holiday family get-together. As you begin planning for your family and friends to visit, you start planning the menu, where people will sleep if they are staying overnight, and the logistics of making it a holiday memory to remember; the last thing on your mind is the plumbing. However, if you aren’t careful, some potential plumbing emergencies can ruin your holiday when you least expect it. 

Keep an Eye on Your Garbage Disposal

Your kitchen will see more action during the holidays than almost any other time of year. With big holiday dinners to make, guests to entertain, and daily meals to prepare, there’s going to be a lot of food waste that you need to get rid of. However, not all that waste should find its way to your garbage disposal. 

Your garbage disposal has certain kinds of food that should never get thrown into it, but in the rush of the holidays, you may prioritize quick cleanup over the proper procedure. However, this can come back and haunt you later. Putting things like fats, oils, and grease down your garbage disposal can create troublesome clogged drains that ruin your dinner preparations. 

Don’t Forget to Clean Your Drains

Whether this means you hire a Philadelphia drain cleaner or try a DIY method, regularly cleaning your kitchen sink drains will help keep your home’s holiday plumbing issues to a minimum. Your drains can accumulate junk that never got thoroughly washed away with hot water throughout the year and can hit the tipping point during the holidays. 

Economy Drain Cleaning & Plumbing provides you with the plumbing emergency service you need to address any clogged drains before your in-laws’ visit. We can help clean out your plumbing system and make sure everything is in working order before your next big party. 

Flush Only What Can ACTUALLY Be Flushed

The causes of clogged toilets during the holidays can trace back to what gets flushed down the toilet. If people try to flush things that cannot be flushed without causing havoc, then you’re going to need the emergency plumbers before the holiday ham makes it to the dinner table. Keep it to toilet paper and leave the unflushables out of it. 

Fix That Pesky Leaky Faucet

A leaky faucet might seem like something that belongs low on your priority list; however, if left unattended, it can make your water bill skyrocket. If your home has multiple leaky faucets, the constant drip still registers as water usage, and you see a considerable spike in your bills. Additionally, the continuous water leak can eventually cause mold and water damage that can cause more significant problems down the road. 

How’s Your Water Heater?

No one wants to hop into what they expect is a hot shower and then get blasted with cold water. That’s where getting your water heater checked out before your holiday guests arrive. We can come out and inspect your water heater to ensure that it’s ready for the increased usage it will see over the next few weeks. 

On-Call Emergency Plumbing Services 

No one wants to be taken by surprise this holiday season with unexpected plumbing problems that can torpedo your parties. With the help of Economy Drain Cleaning & Plumbing, you can call a plumber and have an experienced technician out to quickly address the problem. Contact our team to schedule your next appointment today!

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