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How to Prep Your Plumbing for the Holidays

Posted on December 15th, 2016

‘Tis the season for gathering with friends, family and loved ones to celebrate for the holidays. During this hectic time of the year, a home plumbing problem can very frustrating. Here are a few prep tips for a smooth holiday season.

Holiday Prep Tips:

  • Add A Garbage Can In Each Bathroom – Make sure that your bathrooms are prepared for the increase in foot traffic. Prevent toilet clogs by keeping a garbage can in each bathroom of your home. This will keep family and friends from flushing what they shouldn’t.

  • Adjust Your Water Heater Temperature – Adjust your water heater temperature to 120 degrees F. This will help you save money and keep your hot water at a comfortable and safe temperature. If you are worried about running low on hot water with the influx of holiday guests, consider upgrading to a tankless water heater that provides your home with unlimited hot water year-round.

  • Run Your Dishwasher At Night – Another great way to save hot water at home is by running your dishwasher at night, after everyone has already showered. This will help ensure that you have enough hot water throughout the day.

  • Prevent Garbage Disposal Problems – Be careful about what you put down the garbage disposal during the holidays! Many holiday foods can damage your disposal blades and cause clogs.

  • Cover Your Shower Drains – If you are having holiday guests stay over, be sure that you have a drain cover in place. This will catch any soap and hair from going down and clogging your plumbing.

  • Clean Your Shower Heads – Keep your showers running smoothly by cleaning your shower head overnight! Remove your shower head and soak it in vinegar overnight to remove mineral deposits and improve water flow.

If you run into any plumbing problems through the holiday season, give our professional plumbing technicians a call! We are available to fix all of your plumbing emergencies, 24/7. Visit our website for more information or give us a call to speak with us directly.

Contact our office by giving us a call at (602) 649-6435.

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