Easter might look a little strange this year, but it’s always good to be prepared. Especially when it comes to your home’s plumbing. Here are a handful of steps you can take now to avoid an Easter plumbing disaster like an emergency leak or a pesky sink clog.
Don’t Pour Food in the Kitchen Sink
Garbage disposals are far more fragile than most people would assume. While they can certainly be a help when doing the dishes, it’s still important to understand that a garbage disposal is not a fill-in for the trashcan. Greasy foods, oil, and other residue left on plates or deliberately put down the sink can eventually stop up the garbage disposal and cause expensive repairs or even replacements. Consistently putting food down the garbage disposal makes your drains conducive to a clog. Don’t let your Easter holiday be ruined by needing to call an emergency plumber!
Stagger Everyone’s Shower Use
Depending on how many people you have in your home during the holiday, you should consider scheduling everyone’s shower time. This will eliminate a strain on the home’s water heater and ensure everyone taking a shower has ample hot water. It’s recommended that you keep your showers short and stagger them at least 10-minutes apart. Another solution would be to divide half the showers for the evening and half for the morning.
Be Weary of Slow Draining
If you notice slow drains leading up to the Easter festivities, don’t just hope that it goes away on its own. This is rarely the case. A slow drain is a symptom of a clog that has built up over time. If multiple drains in the home appear to be draining slowly, this could mean that there’s a problem in the main drain. Depending on the severity of the clog, a licensed plumber near you may be able to clear it in a matter of minutes. But you don’t want to wait until the guests have gathered to test the issue. Instead, get ahead of it now by speaking with a professional plumber.
Purchase Extra Trash Bins
One of the best ways to avoid unwanted items stopping up your toilets and garbage disposal is to simply have a trash can within reach. Place one or two in the kitchen, and have trash bins in every bathroom. This will prevent guests from flushing unnecessary items down the toilet, and it will keep your garbage disposal working properly for many more Easter’s to come.
HUDSON PLUMBING PROVIDES EMERGENCY SERVICES WHEN YOU NEED IT
At Hudson Plumbing, we know how disruptive a plumbing emergency can be, so we’re extending our services after hours to accommodate those unfortunate occasions in your life. Non-emergency requests will continue to be serviced during normal business hours Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 5 PM. Our team of technicians can be reached by phone at (765) 349-0900.