Prepping Your Plumbing for the Holiday Season

Before you know it Thanksgiving will be here, then Christmas, and then it’s a whole new year. With the holiday season around the corner, we wanted to share some tips for how you can prep your plumbing for a busy time of year. These tips are also great for preparing your plumbing for the cold weather, too. 

Clear those clogs 

With guests on their way, you want to make sure that any clogs you have in your plumbing are taken care of. Starting with a clean and prepared system will help to keep your system from crumbling under all of the extra use. From shower to sinks, to toilets your plumbing is likely to be working overtime during the holidays. Make sure that you clear clogs in these areas to ensure that your plumbing will function properly. One area that you definitely need to pay attention to is your garbage disposal. Be super mindful of the waste that you’re putting down this drain, and remind your guests it’s not a trash can. 

Prepare your pipes for freezing temperatures 

Along with the holiday season comes the cooler weather and that means you need to make sure your plumbing is winterized. You can check out some great plumbing tips on how to prepare for freezing temperatures in our blog here. If you have any questions or concerns about winterizing your pipes you can always contact our expert plumbers at (757) 466-0644. 

Examine your hot water heater 

If you plan on having guests stay with you for long periods of time we suggest making sure that your hot water heater is ready for use. With extra guests, just like the rest of your plumbing system, it’s going to get extra work. Doing a quick check to find any obvious problems can help ensure that the water heater can handle extra work. We also recommend having a professional come out to do an inspection so that if there are any problems they can be fixed. 

Make sure that the kids know the rules 

If your guests have kids it’s important that you sit down with them and discuss some brief expectations. For example, let them know that the toilet is not a play place so there shouldn’t be any toys getting flushed. The reality is that kids will be kids, but having a quick talk should help them understand your plumbing isn’t a toy. 

The most important thing is to take precautions and get your plumbing ready for the holiday season. Protecting your plumbing can make a huge difference for you and your guests. If you need any help protecting your plumbing feel free to call Norfolk Plumbing. Our experts would be happy to come out and inspect your system to ensure that it’s working properly. Just call (757) 466-0644 to set up an appointment today! 

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