How to Prevent Plumbing Accidents During the Holidays

How to Prevent Plumbing Accidents During the Holidays

Holidays are the busiest time of the year, with endless incoming visitors; the plumbing system is often working overtime. As a result, it’s susceptible to damage. But even so, you can still save your holiday from going to waste as a result of plumbing issues. With the right tips and prevention measures, you can keep the plumbing accidents at bay. That said, here are ways on how to prevent plumbing accidents during the holidays:

Spending Holiday at Home

Follow these preventive measures if you’ll stay at home:

Sort out all plumbing issue available ASAP

Before the holiday is finally here, ensure you call a plumber to sort out all the plumbing issues available. Whether it’s a dragging sink drain, or a toilet that keeps on blocking from time to time, make sure they are all fixed.

Have a plunger ready in the toilet

Even with the best toilet habit, sometimes clogs just occur. But if a plunger is within reach, someone can sort it out before the problem escalates. The good thing is that almost all adults know how a plunger works.

Regulate what you are disposing

Holiday is a time of feasting, and with so much to cook, the garbage also increases. While some of the waste can go down the drain swiftly, there are those that can cause clogs. Speaking of that, fibrous veggies can be a disaster if you dispose of them through the drain.

And the same goes with hard wastes like bones, pits and seeds. What’s more, fat, grease and oil can accumulate over time in the drainage clogging the pipes. Therefore, it’s better to dispose of these kind of wastes through a trash can instead of the drainage system.

Let it be known if you have a low-flow toilet

In an effort to conserve water, nowadays, people prefer low-flow toilets. This type of toilet doesn’t consume so much water when you flush waste. However, not everyone is aware of this type of toilet. So, inform your guest early enough to prevent them from flushing too much toilet paper that the toilet cannot handle.

Get a waste basket

This is an important part of the toilet that everyone must have. It ensures certain waste that can clog your toilet doesn’t go down the drain. And placing one in the guest washroom ensures you won’t have to deal with clogged toilets during the holiday.

Spending the Holiday Away

Follow these preventive steps if you’ll stay away:

Turn off the water valves

This is the first thing to do if you will spend the holiday away from home. It will reduce chances of plumbing accidents due to water pressure or any other reason. Also, empty the pipes through the faucets before you leave.

Switch off the water heater

This will not only prevent plumbing accidents but will also reduce your utility bills. So, don’t forget to do this while you are still at home.

Ensure the sump pump is fully operating

Unless you want to encounter water all over your living space or basement, ensure the sump pump works. It’s responsible for disposing-off ground water due to tank overflow.

Final Take

With these tips, your plumbing system should be okay for the rest of the holiday. However, if you doubt your inspection skills, get in touch with Flamingo Plumbing and Backflow. When you have a professional reconfirming that everything is okay, rest assured the holiday is going to be fine.

However, there are accidents that just happen even after implementation of a well thought out preventive measure. Therefore, in case of plumbing accidents or an emergency anytime, call (561) 448-3200.