Avoid Plumbing Problems over the Holiday Season

Avoid Plumbing Problems over the Holiday Season

It’s the holiday season, which means you have enough to stress about. Aside from purchasing gifts and organizing holiday get-togethers, you don’t want to have anything else on your plate. That’s why you should do your best to avoid plumbing emergencies. Just follow our helpful holiday tips!

Upgrade your garbage disposal

Don’t have a garbage disposal? Notice that your garbage disposal struggles to process even a small amount of food waste? Consider an upgrade! A disposal unit that is over a decade or two old may have a lot more trouble when everyone at your holiday party scrapes their leftovers into the drain. Additionally, in order to prevent drain clogs, you should take caution when you serve the following:

  • Meat with bones: Make sure your guests know to throw hard food scraps in the trash.
  • Fibrous foods: Celery, onion skin, and corn husks could wrap around the disposal unit and jam the motor.
  • Pasta and rice: These foods may do fine in the disposal, but they can expand in the drains and clog your pipes.
  • Fats and oils: These substances seem harmless until they cool down in the pipes, solidifying and creating a residue that can block your drains and create an emergency plumbing situation you won’t want to deal with during your holiday party. Pour these into a separate container.

Clear out your drain and sewer

It helps to start out the holiday season with a clear drain and sewer system, in order to prevent the possibility of sudden drain clogs or even an emergency sewage leak.

  • Hydro jetting: Drain cleaning with hydro jetting helps to prevent drain clogs. A plumber moves a thin, high-pressure hose through your pipes in order to blast residue and debris into the sewage system.
  • Septic tank pumping: If you have a septic tank on your property, you should have it pumped out every 3-5 years. Increased demand on your plumbing system means a higher potential for problems, so be sure to have yours pumped before a holiday party if you are due for service.

Allstar Plumbing & Rooter Service Inc. provides drain and sewer services in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Call our friendly team!

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