Avoid Plumbing Issues This Thanksgiving

Don’t Let Household Plumbing Problems Ruin Thanksgiving 

The holidays are approaching, and it’s time for families to get prepared with gifts, food, and even plumbing. Many issues can arise if households don’t prepare the plumbing and practice good habits before Thanksgiving dinner. Preventing clogged toilets and sewer lines and plumbing maintenance are the topics that this article will cover so that homeowners can avoid plumbing disasters this upcoming holiday. 

Prevent Clogged Toilets

toiletOne way to avoid a plumbing disaster this Thanksgiving is to know what clogs toilets in the first place. A tip that many people might not think about is using less toilet paper. They might think that because toilet paper is meant to be flushed down the toilet, it won’t cause an issue, but it can, and it will! Also, be careful not to flush anything else down the toilet. Items like paper towels, cotton balls, menstruation products, and even wipes that say “flushable” can cause plumbing issues, including toilet clogs. 

Bathrooms should have a wastebasket to dispose of everything besides toilet paper to avoid non-flushable materials going down the toilet. If these tips are followed, homeowners can help prevent clogged toilets and a Thanksgiving plumbing mishap.

Watch Out For a Clogged Sewer Line

sewer linesSewer lines can become clogged from a build-up of debris over time that will block the pipes, which can cause many other plumbing problems if neglected. Cooking grease, oil, and fat are among the leading causes of clogs around Thanksgiving and holiday dinners. There might even be remnants of last year's turkey grease and fat that have accumulated more debris in the pipes over time. These blockages can cause issues like leaks, burst pipes, and overflowing if no liquid can get through. 

Luckily, homeowners can help prevent clogs in the sewer line by following these easy steps. As mentioned above, one of the easiest ways is to avoid putting grease, fats, or cooking oil down drains. Homeowners can also purchase drain guards to catch other common causes of clogs: hair and food waste. Another easy and effective way to prevent clogs is with professional drain cleaning. The plumber will ensure the drain and sewer line is cleaned and cleared so homeowners won’t have to deal with unexpected clogs and are well prepared for their Thanksgiving dinner. 

Be Thankful For Plumbing Maintenance 

Routine plumbing maintenance from a qualified professional might be the most practical method to avoid a wide array of plumbing issues. Most people don’t think about their plumbing until there’s a problem. And by then, it’s often too late. A professional plumbing maintenance schedule can help homeowners avoid costly and inconvenient problems. 

One of the main benefits of having a professional perform plumbing maintenance is that they can identify and prevent minor issues from becoming big ones that cause more damage and are more costly to repair. Plumbers have the knowledge and experience to keep drains clear, water pressure optimal, and the plumbing system running smoothly. A regular maintenance schedule will also prolong the lifespan of a plumbing system and prevent plumbing emergencies, saving homeowners money and stress.

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