When you envision the holidays with friends and family, good times and laughter inevitably come to mind. The last thing you want to think about is plumbing, but it’s essential to make sure your plumbing is ready to handle higher volumes of use. From ensuring the showers operate smoothly to keeping the toilets going strong, here are some tips to get your plumbing ready for visitors and guests.
Prepare the Toilets
Toilets account for 30% of your home’s plumbing use. Each one uses about 88 gallons of water each day. Toilets that already have problems before the holidays, even minor ones, can quickly become disastrous. What you might think of as your toilet’s “quirks” or annoyances are problems that should be addressed. For instance, you might need to hold your toilet’s handle down to make it flush. However, difficulties can also arise with a functional toilet. Clogs, for example, can appear without warning. If you can’t diagnose and fix a toilet’s problems on your own, a Henderson best plumber can help out.
Mind the Garbage Disposal
If your kitchen has a garbage disposal, you appreciate the convenience of being able to dispose of your food scraps quickly. However, with all the newcomers to your kitchen and the voluminous food preparation associated with the holidays, the garbage disposal can easily turn from friend to foe. Even if you know what should and shouldn’t go down your garbage disposal, guests might not. Coffee grounds, bones, grease, fat, and potato peels are items that people may put into the garbage disposal without realizing that they can cause harm. Consider putting a sign up listing what can and can’t go into the garbage disposal. Alternatively, put out a user-friendly container for food scraps to get through the holidays. If you need a new garbage disposal, contact us for prompt garbage disposal installation in Las Vegas.
Check the Drains
When you and guests are trying to take showers or wash your hands, dealing with slow drains can be quite frustrating. The drains in your bathroom (sink, shower, and tub) can clog fairly quickly. They are actually quite prone to clogs from hair and soap, which means you need to be diligent about keeping them clean. When it comes to healthy drains, prevention is the best cure. Instead of waiting for the pipes to become entirely blocked, try disassembling the drain traps from time to time to clear out debris. For deep cleaning, consider running a snake through the drains as well to eliminate all debris before it causes complete blockages.
The holiday season brings plenty of joy, but for homeowners, it can bring unwanted problems, too. This year, you can take several preventative measures to make sure plumbing issues don’t creep up when you least expect them. If you need assistance preparing your plumbing for the holidays, don’t hesitate to contact Service Plus Plumbing, a Henderson best plumber, at https://myvegasplumber.com/.