It’s hard to believe that the Holidays are just around the corner! Before you know it, you’ll be gathering around the table with friends and family, fighting strangers for the ultimate shopping deals, and eating lots and lots of food!
Of course, all this excitement can take quite a toll on your home, specifically your plumbing system! But don’t worry just yet — we are here to help! Below, we have given you some tips on how to protect your plumbing system throughout the Holiday Season. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more and of course, remember to call us when you need a plumber in Tumwater, WA!
Big Meals Can Clog More Than Just Your Digestive System!
You know how you feel after a Thanksgiving meal — full, bloated, and sleepy! Well, your plumbing system can sort of feel the same way. You see, one of the most common plumbing problems we get called for during this time of the year is kitchen sink clogs, and there are a number of reasons why. Certain food items, for example, make their way into drains (even though they definitely shouldn’t!) This includes celery stalks, corn husks, potato skins, and hard foods such as fruit pits—these should all be dumped in the trash rather than into your sink drain.
Another common nemesis to the kitchen sink is FOG—that is, fats, oil, and grease. What happens with FOG is that it hardens up as it cools down, leading to clogs deep within your drainage system. Lastly, foods that expand with water need to stay out of your kitchen sink. This includes rice, beans, bread, pasta, and even coffee grounds. Items like these are essentially sponges, and when they’re saturated with water, they can easily clog up your drains.
Don’t Forget About Your Bathroom Plumbing
Your bathroom sees a lot of traffic during the Holidays, and with all this use comes an increased chance for something to go wrong. All it takes is one uncle that uses too much toilet paper or one grandma that accidentally drops her glasses into the toilet and BAM, you’ve got a plumbing emergency on your hands!
All you can do is keep on eye on your bathroom plumbing system and remember to call for repairs at the first sign of trouble. Trust us — you don’t want to wait!
And Last But Not Least: Your Water Heater
Before your beloved guests start arriving for the Holidays, it is best that you schedule a water heater tune-up! Of course, you want to make absolutely certain that your hot water heater is fully equipped to keep up with your hot water demands (you don’t want to start any family drama!)
In fact, we think it’s best that you schedule annual maintenance for your entire plumbing system — it’s the best way to prevent repairs keep your system running as efficiently as possible for as long as possible! So, what are you waiting for?
To schedule your plumbing services, contact the team at Brooks Plumbing Company today!