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How to Avoid Holiday Season Plumbing Problems

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The holidays can be hectic, with lots of shopping, cooking, guests and more. It is inevitable with more plumbing use comes more plumbing issues.

Here are some important tips to help you prevent plumbing disasters.

For The Kitchen

The heart of the home is where the holiday dinners are cooked and deserts are baked. It is important to keep it working properly so you can enjoy the holiday season.

Down The Disposal

Remember what can go down the disposal. It is not a trash can. Avoid these items, as they may cause a clog or jam:

  • Pasta

  • Rice

  • Bread

  • Coffee Grounds

  • Animal Bones

  • Nuts

  • Pits and Seeds

  • Egg Shells

  • Potato Peels

  • Grease

  • Non-Foods

Drain Cleaning

Keep grease and oil out of the drain as well. Pouring these substances out of the drain can cause build-up within your pipes and cause serious clogs.

Instead, dispose of grease and other items in the trash.

To help prevent drain issues, run warm water down the drain after use. This will help run any remnants of items down the pipes instead of clinging to the inside of them and causing clogs.

For The Bathroom

The bathroom is another room that is used most in your home, and even more when guests arrive.

Careful Flushing

Be careful what is getting flushed down the toilet. Even if it is an accident avoid flushing these items down the toilet:

  • Paper towels

  • Wipes of any kind, including “flushable” wipes

  • Facial tissues

  • Dental floss

  • Kitty litter

  • Hair

  • Feminine products

  • Diapers

Clearing Clogs

When trying to clear a clogged toilet with a plunger, be sure to fully cover the hole with the plunger. It may take a few times to clear the clog or it may be a deeper issue.

Clogs may be unclogged by a plunger, but some are just too tough. Be sure to give your local professionals a call to help you keep your toilet flowing.

If you ever suspect that there’s a plumbing problem in your home, don’t hesitate to call in an expert. At Hedrick's Service Now, we have years of experience. Contact us today for more information!