This year more than ever, we’re hoping that each and every one of you is able to enjoy a safe, pleasant holiday season with those closest to you. Things may look a little different this year as far as planning goes, but one thing stays the same:
Hosting for the holidays can do a number on your plumbing system!
If you want to avoid problems that the increased level of usage can do to your plumbing system this holiday season, keep these tips in mind. And remember, a Sunny Plumber is never more than a phone call away. When you need plumbing services in Phoenix or the surrounding areas, you know who to call!
Help Your Helpers Help You!
When you host family and friends for the holidays, you are going to have helpers around. Some of them will be adults who actually want to be helpful. Some will be kids being told to be helpful. Regardless of what types of helpers you have, you’re going to have to micromanage. Just a little bit. But still.
Make sure that helpers know that you don’t have a garbage disposal, if that’s the case. Sounds obvious, right? But the last thing that you want to hear after someone has dumped a bunch of scraps down the drain is “Where’s the disposal switch?” if you don’t have a disposal!
Keep in mind, too, that some folks just aren’t as aware of potential issues as you might be. Those family members that live in an apartment and have a landlord may not be as careful about pouring hot grease down the drain. When their drains clog, they may be used to just calling the building maintenance person to handle the issue. In your house—it’s your responsibility!
Don’t Forget About the Bathroom!
Nobody wants to tell guests how to use the bathroom. It’s awkward. It seems unnecessary. Maybe you even think it’d be insulting. If you have guests in your home that are used to flushing their baby’s wipes down the drain, though, or that don’t understand how important it is to remove their hair from the drain after showering, you’re going to be in trouble.
Maybe it’s not as big an issue for them when they are home alone with their families. Considering that you’ll have more families than usual using your plumbing, though, you can see why it might be an issue.
There Are No Guarantees
You can be careful. Your guests can be careful. But that does not mean that you are guaranteed a 100% problem-free plumbing experience. The most important thing to remember is that, regardless of the time of year, you want your plumbing system serviced ASAP if problems do develop. Don’t hesitate to contact our Sunny Plumbers at any time. We protect our customers, and we make ourselves available when you need us. Why? Because sometimes, plumbing problems just can’t wait!