Preparing Your Home’s Plumbing System for the Holidays

8 December 2016
Category: Plumbing
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Your plumbing system may not be the first thing on your mind at this time of year, and who could blame you? You may be too caught up in the excitement of the holiday season, especially when managing plans and gift shopping for family & friends. However, simply because we’re in a time of seasonal cheer doesn’t mean your plumbing system will get the memo. You may still experience drain clogs, pipe leaks, toilet overflows, and who knows what else. All of these problems could happen at an inconvenient time as well, especially if you are planning to have guests over the house. Making matters even worse are plumbing bills, which can greatly interfere with your holiday shopping budget. If leaks or clogs go undetected, you may find yourself putting a huge dent in your savings and end this holiday season with far less money than you anticipated. Worse, there is also the inconvenience of water damage which, if not treated immediately, will cost you thousands of dollars to restore. With plumbing fixtures experiencing issues, you may also not able to function normally. When you consider how often you use toilets, sinks, and showers every day, trouble with any of them can greatly interrupt your daily life. If you want to ensure a cheerful holiday season, you need to be proactive in making sure these plumbing nightmares are kept far away from your home.

Calling Dupree Plumbing for High-Quality Service

Fortunately, you can take comfort knowing Dupree Plumbing will be available to assist you throughout the holiday season. Our dedicated team of plumbing contractors will offer service, even during your most urgent time of year. We can provide a wide range of services to meet all needs. Got a drain clogging right before guests arrive? We’ve got you covered. Got a pipe leak that’s putting too much of a damper on your holiday cheer? We can handle that too. Our team works fast so you can go back to enjoying time with your loved ones, which is what matters the most throughout the season. Think of our service as a holiday gift to you. With just one phone call our way, you can expect to save so much more on utility bills throughout the entire winter. You can also expect to see greater efficiency and longer system lifespan on your plumbing fixtures, saving you tons of stress and replacement.

Helpful Tips for Improving Your Plumbing System

In addition to our services, you can do a little plumbing maintenance on your own time to prepare for the holidays. You may not be a licensed plumber, but you can still do the following activities:

  1. Do Not Throw Cooking Grease Down the Drain: Throwing grease or oil of any kind down the drain is a huge no-no for your plumbing system. Cooking grease can harden and make passage through drains downright impossible. You should instead wait for grease to cool completely before throwing it away in your regular household trash.
  2. Break-up Blockages: As you use your plumbing system, compounds and other types of build-up could occur. Fortunately, all it takes to break them up by rinsing your sink with extremely hot water on a regular basis.
  3. Do Not Use Chemical Drain Cleaners: Chemical drain cleaning products might claim to help you prevent plumbing problems by ridding your pipes of buildup and other debris. However, they can damage your plumbing system more than help it, as they chemicals they use are toxic.
  4. Be Careful with What You Thrown down the Toilet: Nobody wants to experience toilet clogs, especially not at this time of year. You need to show consideration toward what you are flushing down the toilet or else it may result in an unsanitary overflow. Avoid flushing the following materials: hair, baby wipes, dental floss, cotton swabs, paper towels and other items down your toilet. Discard these materials in the garbage instead.
  5. Provide an Alternate Method of Disposal: Keep a trash can near the bathroom to encourage occupants to dispose of items there instead of flushing them down the toilet. You should also keep a plunger next to the toilet in the event of any minor, last-minute clog to prevent any problem from growing worse.
  6. Develop a Maintenance Routine: Like other essential systems in your home, your plumbing system needs regular maintenance. You should always call a plumber at Dupree to be provided a home plumbing inspection to confirm your plumbing system will be working throughout the holidays. If your plumbing system is experiencing clogs and backed up drains, call a plumber for repairs.

Don’t Drown In Worry – Schedule A Plumbing System Tune-Up Today

Contact Dupree Plumbing today if you want to ensure a happy holiday season by having us maintain your plumbing system!

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