Tips to Help You Avoid Holiday Plumbing Problems

During the holiday season there are many people who have gatherings, parties, dinners, and a variety of get-togethers with friends and families. It’s also a time when many people in South Florida and beyond, will have some plumbing problems. If you find yourself with some clogged up drains after a dinner party you are not alone. But the good news is that there are some things you can do to help avoid the problems in the first place.

Here are some things to keep in mind with the holiday season upon us:

  • People have a lot of dinner parties during the holidays. This means more food, which means more opportunity for something to be put down your drain that shouldn’t there. Keeping this in mind can help you be on the lookout.
  • Avoid putting a lot of food down your drain. There are many things that can clog it, and sinks were not designed to be the place for all of your food waste to go. Know what can go down your drain and into your disposal and what shouldn’t go there, and make sure members of your family know as well.
  • When it comes to protecting your sink pipes some of the things you should avoid putting down your disposal include bones, potato peels, and grease. These things can easily get caught in your disposal and lead to a drain backing up.
  • Remind people that it’s not only okay, but it is ideal, to put food waste in the trash can, unless you are someone who is composting. When in doubt about something going into your disposal it is better to throw it out. That way you won’t risk clogging your sink and having a back up.

With more people visiting your home or business for parties and gatherings you may also experience plumbing issues in the restroom. It’s important that people know now to flush things down the toilet that shouldn’t be flushed. That means to also keep an eye on small children who may be visiting, because they sometimes like to throw things in, not realizing it could cause a problem. Address any noticeable toilet issues, such as a rocking toilet, before having guests over, so that it doesn’t become a bigger problem once they are there.

If you find that you have plumbing problems this holiday season give us a call. We have been providing expert plumbing services to the Miami-Dade area for over 50 years. There’s a problem we haven’t seen or that we don’t know how to repair. We are available 24/7 and will help ensure your holiday plans run smoothly!

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