Top 3 Holiday Home Mishaps

Top 3 Holiday Home Mishaps

The holiday season is a time for celebrating with family and close friends. However, the increased load on your plumbing system can put you at risk for an unfortunate disaster. Many things can go wrong with your plumbing system during the holiday season.

Here are the top three holiday home mishaps to avoid:

1. Misusing the Sink Drain

Holiday events usually involve many kinds of foods, but be careful what you toss down your garbage disposal. Put leftovers from meals prepared with grease into a garbage can instead of using the sink. Always fit a mesh drain into the sink to catch small particles.

2. Neglecting Your HVAC

Relying on your HVAC system heavily during the cooler months means a majority fo the air you’re breathing is coming through your air filters. Change your air filters every 30-90 days to keep your indoor air quality in good shape.

Another way you can ailing to have the HVAC system inspected can spell disaster during the cold months of the year. Ensure a hazard-free holiday by getting the heating system checked out by a professional who can warn you of any outstanding issues with your system.

3. Test the Sump Pump

Make sure your sump pump is operating correctly before receiving holiday guests. The sump pump defends against major plumbing accidents by removing excess water from the sump basin in the crawl space, sending it to the wastewater system. Damage to the sump pump can cause the water pumping mechanism to fail. It must be installed and maintained correctly to accommodate an increased load during the holidays.


Bottom line: Take proactive steps. Holidays usually see an increase in plumbing disasters caused by guests who toss the wrong kinds of foods down the drain, flush certain items down the toilet or put stress on other aspects of the plumbing systems. If anything does happen, they will be relieved that you were adequately prepared. If you need help with your HVAC or plumbing systems this holiday season, contact Allstar Plumbing, Heating & Air at (909) 219-9704.

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