The holidays are fast approaching. Your home may be a place where your family will gather. Everything seems to be going well.
However, there may be concerns that will arise. One of them might be your plumbing. People may be using the bathroom and you might be doing a lot of dishes.
Is your plumbing ready to handle it all? This guide will give you a quick look at what you need to do before the family gatherings begin. The last thing you need is to deal with plumbing issues that will slow things down.
With that said, let’s take a look now at what you can do starting now so your holidays go off without a hitch.
Throw Leftovers In The Trash, Not The Drain
This can’t be stressed highly enough. You want to throw away leftover food in the trash. Don’t let it go down the drain and cause problems. ARS will handle any plumbing issues that may arise - even if they happen by complete accident.
Food particles can build up over time. Even though you may have a garbage disposal, it’s important to know what goes in it (and what doesn’t). Be smart about what you’re discarding.
Your plumbing system is not a trash collector. And you’ll find that out the hard way. Not only with the clogs, but also the smells that may emit from your plumbing system.
Check Your Pipes
Now would be a good time to check to see if your pipes are in good shape. Check for any cracks or leakage points. The reason for this is that you don’t want to be dealing with water damage that builds up over time.
Any water damage that is left unattended can lead to mold growth. The mold can then spread rapidly and hurt the structural integrity of your home. Getting rid of it will be costly.
Just remember, some of the little things that may seem harmless can do big damage. If you notice any drips or leak points, seal them as tight as possible. You can also call a plumber if the pipes are seriously damaged.
Be Careful What You Flush Down The Toilet
The toilet is for waste and toilet paper only. Repeat this like a mantra over and over again. Don’t flush anything that isn’t designed to go down the toilet.
This includes but is not limited to any feminine hygiene products, paper towels, non-flushable wipes, and cigarette butts among others. These can be major culprits in clogging your pipes.
Even worse, they can also damage your septic system. The last thing you want to deal with during the holidays or the entire winter is a bad septic system. Especially when it can back up thanks to a few things that you should never have flushed down the toilet.
Be sure that whatever needs to be disposed is taken care of properly. It can be thrown in the trash or somewhere safely outdoors.
Everything in your home should be running smoothly this holiday season. Especially your plumbing. Be sure to follow these three tips we’ve listed above.
You don’t want to be faced with plumbing disasters during the holidays. Your money should be spent on gifts for the family. Or you may be traveling during that time.
It should never be spent on plumbing issues that you may have inadvertently created. You owe it to yourself to make the holidays as stress-free as possible. Keep these plumbing management tips to heart not just this holiday season, but every day of the week.