Don’t Let Plumbing Problems Ruin Thanksgiving Dinner
As the holidays approach, some people feel relief while others are too distracted by everything they have to accomplish during the holidays. With holiday plans and activities, it can be easy to get over-extended to the point where anything unexpected can be a disaster. One of the things that can quickly elevate stress levels is having to deal with a plumbing emergency.
Taking steps to deal with plumbing problems before they become catastrophes is the only way to ensure that Thanksgiving plans stay intact. Looking out for the signs that a plumbing problem is looming can help homeowners deal with plumbing problems before they happen. Here are the three things homeowners can do to ensure they don’t have to deal with plumbing problems during Thanksgiving dinner.
Prevent and Fix Clogged Toilets
A nasty toilet clog or sewage spilling out of the toilet during dinnertime is no way to spend Thanksgiving. That’s why prevention is so important when it comes to toilet clogs. Fortunately, homeowners can be thankful for having some strategies to prevent or fix clogged toilets before they become a problem.
The first way to prevent a clogged toilet is to ensure only toilet paper and waste are flushed. Other items, including those touted as “flushable,” are not intended to go down the toilet. Instead, leave a waste basket near the toilet for non-flushable materials like wipes, feminine hygiene products, and paper towels.
Additionally, leaving a plunger near the toilet is a great idea for unclogging a toilet in a pinch. Homeowners can call a professional plumber if chronic toilet clogs are a problem because that indicates a more significant issue.
Watch Out For a Sewer Back Up
If chronic toilet clogs are a problem, the underlying issue may be in the sewer line, not the toilet. Clogged sewer lines are a serious problem that can result from bad habits at every point of use of the sewer system. But clogged sewer lines can cause more than just toilet clogs. It can also cause slow draining, foul odors, and even water backups. Blocked sewer lines can result from the following:
- Hair from bathtub and shower drains
- Cooking grease or oil going down the drain and hardening on the inside of pipe walls
- Nonflushable materials or too much toilet paper being flushed down a toilet
- Neglected plumbing maintenance and drain cleaning
The good news is that homeowners can help prevent sewer line clogs by simply doing the opposite of the clog causes. For example:
- Install hair catchers in tub and sink drains
- Discard grease, oil, and food scraps in the garbage can, not drains
- Put non-flushable items in the trash, not the toilet
- Schedule routine plumbing maintenance and drain cleaning
Stay Thankful For Preventative Maintenance
For party hosts worried about plumbing problems this holiday, plumbing maintenance and drain cleaning can provide peace of mind. A simple drain cleaning or plumbing inspection is likely all that is needed to make sure things go smoothly. Drain cleaning will prevent clogs and the hazards that come with them, and during plumbing maintenance, plumbers can find any leaks or other issues and repair them before they worsen and ruin Thanksgiving dinner.
Scheduling professional plumbing maintenance and drain cleaning can ensure plumbing disasters are a thing of the past. Say goodbye to problems like:
- Gurgling drains
- Slow-draining sinks and showers
- Clogged toilets from blocked sewer lines
- Foul odors
- Water pressure issues
- Wasted water and money from plumbing leaks
About Hall's Plumbing
Hall's Plumbing has over 25 years of experience serving Woodland, CA, and the surrounding neighborhoods. They provide flat rate pricing, budget-friendly options, and a maintenance plan. Call them today for plumbing services in Woodland, CA.