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How to Prevent Plumbing Emergencies Over the Holidays


This holiday season, don’t let a sudden problem with your drains or other components of your plumbing system ruin your festivities. While we offer 24/7 emergency services, we understand that no one wants to be stuck calling a plumber in the middle of a fun night in.

Prevent emergency plumbing situations by following our tips. And call us the moment you notice an issue with any part of your system.

Make Sure Everyone Knows What Can Go Down the Drains

You may want to talk to the kids in the home about what can and cannot go down the drains. If there are a lot of people in your home for the holidays, drains can clog up quickly, due in part to improper usage.

“Flushable” wipes really shouldn’t be flushed, nor should anything but toilet paper. Trash should be kept out of toilets and kitchen sinks, as should anything hard like a fruit seed or popcorn kernel.

Remember that the Garbage Disposal Can Only Take So Much

Your kitchen’s garbage disposal simply was not designed to break up certain foods or large amounts of food at once. When you are cooking a holiday meal, be sure to only dispose of small amounts of food at a time in the disposal.

Always use cold water when you use the disposal. You should also know that fibrous, stringy foods like onion skins, corn husks, and celery are not good for garbage disposals as they are capable of wrapping around impellers and jamming up the motor.

Take Note of Potential Problems

You may want to call in a plumber early on if you notice any problems looming in your plumbing system. That way, you don’t have to worry after guests arrive. A leaky sink, for example, should be taken care of before you start cooking those holiday meals, so that it doesn’t get any worse. A broken water heater requires the attention of a plumber ASAP to check for safety issues and avoid sudden breakdowns.

Continental Plumbing Services, LLC offers plumbing services in New Port Richey, FL. Call our team to learn more or for emergency plumbing service.