The holiday season is the time when your group of family and friends come together so that you can have fun, spend time together and make the most of the festivities. This means it's likely that you'll need to prepare your home for all the visitors you will have. However, while you are busy tidying and cleaning your space, you might want to also spare a thought for your plumbing.
When it comes to the festive period, your plumbing can come under extra pressure, and the last thing you want is to be dealing with an emergency or even a flood during the happiest season.
Thankfully, both during this period and beyond, there are easy ways you can perform plumbing maintenance to ensure your time with loved ones isn’t spoiled by any unforeseen emergencies.
Before you even think about beginning this busy period, you should fix any pre-existing issues that you know of. For example, if you have noticed that your shower, bath or sinks are draining slowly, now is the time to see if you have a clog - don’t wait until it becomes a major issue and you need to call an emergency plumber over the holidays. If one of your taps is dripping, find out why before it is put under the strain of increased usage. You should always try and keep on top of these problem areas, but if you don’t normally have a chance, make the time now. You will definitely be grateful for it later!
When you are busy with visitors, it can be difficult to keep track of how your sinks and basins are being used. Make sure that you are checking your shower or bath drain to see if there is hair clogging it, and ensure that your kitchen sink is only being used for water. Don’t let scraps of food, fats and oils go down your sink, as this could cause a serious problem.
One easy way you can take care of your plumbing while you have guests in the house is to make sure you have a place that they can put trash when in the bathroom. This ensures that guests do not put sanitary products, cotton wool or makeup remover wipes down the toilet, where they can cause a blockage that could lead to a flood. It also helps to keep a plunger in the bathroom just in case!
One of the best ways you can prevent plumbing issues from cropping up is by getting in touch with a professional plumber, even if there aren’t any obvious issues. Having routine maintenance is a great way to keep your home plumbing in top condition, always ready for busy periods.
So there you have it - you can prepare your plumbing with ease! Whether you have an emergency or you just want some routine plumbing work taken care of, get in touch with Parker Plumbing to see how we can help you.