4 Tips To Avoid Holidays Plumbing Disasters

The holiday season is quickly approaching, which means you are going to have family and friends gathering at your home to celebrate in the spirit of the season. Before guests begin arriving, though, you want to ensure that your home is properly equipped to handle plumbing emergencies so that there are no major interruptions to your gatherings. Here are four tips to help prevent holiday plumbing disasters:

Tip #1: Use the Trash Can Instead of the Garbage Disposal

You may not want animals digging into your trash, which is why you try to use the garbage disposal as often as you can. However, throughout the course of the holidays, you will want to use the trash can as frequently as you can. This is to avoid any unnecessary problems, as the garage disposal is not designed to handle large scraps of food nor is it able to handle certain types of food. For example, garbage disposals are unable to grind up foods like egg shells, bones, fruit peelings, celery, rice and coffee grounds.

Tip #2: Don't Let Anything Be Flushed Down the Toilet

Toilet clogs are probably one of the most common clogs to occur in the household, especially when there are more people in the house than usual. Tings that should never be flushed down the toilet include cottons balls/swabs, tissues, paper towels and feminine products. In most cases, even the wipes that are supposedly flushable should not be flushed.

Now, the easiest way to avoid toilet clogs during the holidays is to place a wastebasket near the toilet and to request that everyone avoid flushing anything down the toilet and to use the wastebasket instead. While not everyone will listen, this may help cut down on the risk of clogs.

Tip #3: Place Mesh Screens Over Drains

During the holidays, a lot of food is prepared – in and out of the sink. This means that there is an increased risk of clogs. To keep food particles and other pieces of waste out of your plumbing pipes, you should consider investing in mesh screens that can be installed in the drain. These can also be installed in the bathtub and bathroom sink so keep hair from clogging bathroom drains.

Tip #4: Get a Home Plumbing Inspection

The best thing that you can do for your home's plumbing system is to hire a professional plumber to come out to your home and inspect your entire plumbing system for any problems. This will help avoid any hiccups from occurring throughout the holiday season. 

For more information, contact companies like King Rooter.