Avoid A Major Plumbing Disaster By Preparing Your Plumbing Now For The Holidays

Avoid A Major Plumbing Disaster By Preparing Your Plumbing Now For The Holidays

The holidays are quickly approaching and you know what that means. It’s time to prepare your home for the festivities set to come. While your focus may center around cleaning, decorating, and tackling small renovation/repair projects, it’s important not to forget your plumbing system.

The last thing you want (or need) is for your toilet or drain to clog up or for your plumbing to malfunction when you’re entertaining guests. The plumbing experts at Flamingo Plumbing & Backflow Services have compiled this guide to help you prevent any close calls this season. Here’s how to avoid plumbing problems during the holidays by preparing now.

Protect Against Bursting Pipes

To safeguard your home against pipes bursting due to the holiday season’s freezing temperatures, it’s important to take proactive measures. When the thermometer drops below 32 degrees, your home’s pipes become vulnerable to freezing and rupturing, especially if they’re already loose or damaged.

To prevent burst pipes, severe leaks, and costly repairs, ensure that any exposed pipes in areas like your crawl spaces, storage areas, basements, or attics are securely wrapped and properly insulated. If you’re planning to travel during the holidays, keep your furnace operational to maintain adequate heating in your home.

Another helpful tactic is to let a small amount of water trickle slowly from all the faucets throughout your home. Additionally, keeping the cabinet doors under your sinks open can allow warm air to circulate well, further preventing the risk of burst pipes.

Check on Your Water Heater

If you know your water heater usually struggles to supply large quantities of hot water, now is the ideal time to have it repaired/maintained or even replaced if necessary.

Take Care of Your Garbage Disposal

If you know you’ll be doing a lot of cooking, you also need to ensure your garbage disposal is ready to handle all of the waste that comes with it. Remember that a garbage disposal is not a trash can, therefore food items like bones, fat, grease, and other non-food items should not go in there.

Leaky Toilets Are a No-No!

More guests in the house mean more people using the toilet. This is not the time to have a toilet backup. If your toilet is prone to leaks or drainage issues, give us a call to flush out your system and ensure it’s ready for the additional strain.

Unclog Your Drains

There aren’t many things more annoying (or disgusting) than having to wait for water to drain in a clogged sink or shower/tub. There are many tools and DIY solutions for clogged drains, but if you want it done the most efficient way, call in the experts at Flamingo Plumbing & Backflow Services.

How to Avoid Plumbing Problems During the Holidays and Beyond

Since 1992, Flamingo Plumbing & Backflow Services has been offering exceptional customer service. With all these scenarios and more, we are ready to help you receive your guests without worry this season. Schedule your plumbing appointments early if you can, but if you do run into a plumbing issue that needs immediate attention, call us.

Our expert technicians are available 24/7/365 for your plumbing emergencies. We want you to have a stress-free and enjoyable Thanksgiving and festive season, so if you’re still unsure how to avoid plumbing problems during the holidays, turn your plumbing woes over to the plumbing experts and contact us today.