Let’s face it…we all love the holidays. Still, they can also be a bit stressful, as we struggle to get everything done, finish the decorating, and find the perfect gift. The last thing we want is the hassle that comes with an unexpected plumbing emergency. The best way to ensure that won’t happen—be prepared. Plan so that the holidays’ changes can impose on your home’s plumbing system won’t put a damper on your holiday spirit.
Anticipate the Effect Holiday Meals Will Have
It’s not just the significantly larger amount of food, but the types of food as well. Many of the delicacies that make the holidays special can put oils and grease in your sinks and garbage disposal. Most people don’t realize it, but cold water does a better job of moving waste through your drain system than hot water. Before you start cooking, run cold water through the kitchen sink for 5-10 minutes. If you have a garbage disposal, clean it out before the holidays by putting a couple of cups of ice cubes and some rock salt in the disposal. In addition to preventing clogs, you’ll avoid the unpleasant odors that come when food collects in the trap under the sink.
Plan for Extra Company
If you expect a family to spend time with you during the holidays, you’ll be putting more stress on your water heater, your drains, and your pipes. Before everyone arrives, do all necessary maintenance—check to make certain no faucets are loose or leaking, that toilets are flowing properly and that there’s no buildup of soap or hair in the shower. Replace the innards with your toilet, if necessary—it can be a simple and inexpensive fix that helps you avoid unwanted problems.
Contact Public Service Plumbers
At Public Service Plumbers, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We can send our service personnel to your home or business anytime, day or night. All of our plumbers are factory-trained and factory-certified.
Public Service Plumbers
5610 Dyer Street
Dallas, Texas 75206
We offer plumbing installation and repair services to individuals and businesses throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including Highland Park, University Park, Preston Hollow, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Richardson, Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Allen, Coppell, Garland, Mesquite, Addison, Kessler Park, Farmers Branch, Grapevine, Southlake, Flower Mound, and Lewisville.