The holiday season is here, which means celebrations and delicious feasts. Now is the time to prepare your plumbing for these events, so have a plumber in Charlottesville, VA, from Speedy Rooter Plumbing make repairs sooner rather than later. Here are ways you can prepare your plumbing for the holidays.
More Garbage Cans
During the holidays, one easy thing you can do to prevent needing plumbing services is to make sure there’s a garbage can in every bathroom in the house. Even if you’re celebrating strictly with your immediate family, it helps to preserve your plumbing fixtures by making sure items that should never be flushed down the toilet go into the trash instead.
Clean Your Drains
Cleaning your drains ahead of time is a great way to prepare for the holidays. After all, you’ll be eating plenty of scrumptious meals and cleaning up lots of dishes. You can use a combination of white vinegar and baking soda to clean your drains, but it can also double as a way to clear potential clogs. After you use the mixture, flush your drains with hot water.
Use Drain Screens
Install stainless steel drain screens into all your drains. This is a great way to prevent clogs. The screens can catch debris like hair, food residue, and even lumps of soap and conditioner that haven’t yet dissolved. While they can’t prevent all gunk from getting down your drains, they can minimize the problem and prevent the need for emergency plumbing.
Clean Your Garbage Disposal
Clean your garbage disposal and sharpen its blades by putting rock salt and ice into it. Run the cold water and then run the disposal itself. It can prevent you from needing plumbing repairs during or after the holidays.
Work with a reputable plumbing company to come to your home to make repairs. Speedy Rooter Plumbing is the team that you can trust to work with you in readying your plumbing for the holidays and ensuring its great performance all year round.
Contact Speedy Rooter today. Call us or fill out the online form to schedule an appointment.