As the holiday season approaches, it’s not just about the festive decorations and planning the perfect menu. It’s also crucial to prepare your home’s plumbing for the influx of guests and increased usage. To help you keep your garbage disposal and pipes in top condition, Drain Express brings you five essential tips. These simple yet effective strategies will ensure your plumbing is ready to handle the holiday hustle without any hiccups.

Keep Your Toilets Happy and Clog-Free

Before the family gatherings, give your toilets a quick check. They’ll be working overtime with more guests around. While you can’t control everyone’s bathroom habits, you can definitely get your plumbing ready for the extra use. Create clear spots for guests to dispose of trash to avoid plumbing mishaps.

Never flush these items:

  • Feminine hygiene products like pads and tampons.
  • “Flushable” wipes.
  • Q-tips.
  • Band-aids.
  • Napkins and paper towels.
  • Cotton pads or makeup wipes.

Remember, those so-called “flushable” wipes are a no-go. They need to be more flushable and can take years to break down. Keep your 4-inch wide toilet pipes clear by trashing these items instead.

Happy Garbage Disposal, Happy Kitchen

Your garbage disposal will be getting a workout with all the Thanksgiving prep. Keep guests from tossing food scraps into the sink by having plenty of trash bins around the house.

Avoid these in your garbage disposal:

  • Vegetable peels like potato, celery, and carrot.
  • Fruit pits.
  • Coffee grounds.
  • Animal bones.
  • Noodles and pasta.
  • Eggshells.
  • Grease.

Run your garbage disposal for an extra five seconds after the grinding stops to ensure a thorough job.

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Shower Smarts

More guests equal more showers, putting extra demand on your water heater. Space out showers to give the water time to reheat, especially with traditional water heaters. Tankless heaters are more efficient, offering hot water on demand.

Get Ahead with Preventive Maintenance

Let the only worry be the excitement of family, not a plumbing emergency. Drain Express offers maintenance and emergency services to keep your plumbing in top shape. Our membership includes perks like priority service calls, free sewer inspections, water heater flushes, and discounts on service fees.

Dishwasher Do’s and Don’ts

Your garbage disposal and dishwasher share a drain. To avoid mishaps, run the dishwasher only when the garbage disposal isn’t in use. If the garbage disposal has issues or stops working, hold off on using the dishwasher. This way, everything stays in tip-top shape until it’s time for a plumber repair service.

Enjoy a Stress-Free Holiday with Dependable Plumbing

By following these five straightforward tips, you can enjoy your holidays without worrying about plumbing disasters. Remember, a little preparation goes a long way in preventing clogs and keeping your garbage disposal and pipes running smoothly. If you encounter any plumbing challenges, Drain Express is here to provide top-notch plumber repair services. With our expertise, you can concentrate on making memorable holiday moments with your loved ones, leaving the plumbing worries to us.

Don’t hesitate to contact us today, either online or via a call, to learn more about how we can help you maintain a robust and efficient plumbing system.