We celebrate a few major holidays here in America, and that’s saying nothing of Christmas and New Year’s. You do a lot of preparation for friends and family. It’s also happy but stressful, not just for you but for your home, too. Most of the byproducts of baking, roasting, and frying end up in your plumbing. It shouldn’t, but it’s something that happens every year.
At 5 Star Plumbing, we get a lot of calls about unclogging drains during and after major holidays. That’s what happens if you put all sorts of things in the kitchen sink, from eggshells to meat trimmings. Soon enough, these clogs may affect the plumbing fixtures in other parts of your home. Remember that the plumbing system under your home is interconnected. A big enough clog could affect your bathtub and may create backflow.
Small Steps to Clear Pipes Post-Holidays
It’s so easy to throw all kinds of things down the drain. You probably don’t notice you’re throwing trash down the drain because you do it often.
But a few small steps will save you the hassle of calling the plumber for emergencies. Doing these things will make you realize that it’s not so hard to care for your pipes:
- Set a Separate Grease and Fat Disposal – If your plates and trays go straight to the sink from the table, you’re washing streaks of sticky, hard-to-remove oil down the drain. Make sure to clean off every plate used into a separate trash bag. It’s a habit worth forming if you prepare a lot of meals in your home.
- Open the Garbage Disposal Before Putting Food in It – This is a small thing, but not overloading your garbage disposal before using it is a big help. In addition, remember to not throw large chunks of meat or even cranberry sauce down the drain.
- Attend to Backups Early – If the plunger and a host of chemicals won’t fix the clog in your toilet, it’s best to call for a plumbing repair in Denver ahead of time. Your toilet will also work overtime during the holidays if you have relatives over. An immediate repair will save you an awkward visit from your plumber during the celebration to deal with a sewage backup.
That’s why preventative maintenance for your plumbing should be high up on your priorities before a major holiday. You will be able to prepare and celebrate in peace without worrying if your pipes are going to give in.
Maintenance is Essential
A lot of homeowners call for repairs only when they need it. But calling ahead for plumbing maintenance could save you money and avoid the inconvenience of an emergency repair right around the holidays.
Even without the signs for repair, schedule a visit from the plumber once or twice a year (depending on how often you throw a big celebration). They can clear the pipes and make sure your garbage disposal is working properly.
We ensure you that you’ll save on repair costs if you get a plumbing maintenance schedule. 5 Star Plumbing can send a master plumber to your home ahead of time and make your holidays a lot more enjoyable.
5 Star Plumbing is Denver’s master plumbing service, providing professional and prompt work. Nothing is more important to us than your satisfaction.