As millions of households across the country start getting ready for the holiday season, there are many different tasks that need to be taken care of. While many of them are obvious, some of them slip to the bottom of the list and might leave you with an emergency. How can you take care of Thanksgiving plumbing preparations now?
Remember the Best Practices for Your Garbage Disposal
Thanksgiving plumbing problems often start due to things that are placed down the drain that shouldn’t be. When you use your garbage disposal, you should always run the water for a few seconds before and after turning it on. Never place bones, coffee grounds, oil, grease, or bones down the disposal. If your family members will also be helping out with cooking, make sure that they understand what to do.
Check Your Toilets and Showers
If you have guests over for the holidays, all of your house’s bathrooms will be experiencing heavier use than normal. If you have some sinks, showers, or toilets that are not run on a regular basis, you should flush them now. Some Thanksgiving plumbing issues arise because things are not tested before the holiday weekend. It’s much easier to fix things before it’s an emergency.
Drain the Hose and Shut Off Outdoor Pipe Bibbs
When temperatures cool and the nights are freezing, pipes can freeze and burst. To avoid Thanksgiving plumbing problems, make sure that your hoses have been drained and that all pipes that connect to the exterior of the house have been turned off. If you’d like to go a step further and also get started on your Christmas preparations, you can wrap the water pipes in your basement and garage with insulation as well.
Have Septic Tank Maintenance Performed
At Mahon Plumbing, we are able to handle all of your septic and sewer needs. A single problem with your septic system can do tremendous damage to your home and throw a wrench in your Thanksgiving plans. Schedule your septic tank maintenance performed now to avoid an accident.
Get Your Thanksgiving Plumbing Problems Taken Care of Now
If you still have more questions regarding your plumbing, we here at Mahon Plumbing are here to help. We have been serving the wider Baltimore area since 1994, so we have 25 years of experience to back up our fantastic service! Call us at our Baltimore location at 410-766-8566 or our Pasadena location at 410-636-7944. Be sure to keep up with us on social media by following us on Facebook or Twitter.