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Plumbing Tips for the Holiday Season

It’s the holiday season, and you feel like you are rushing around from place to place. You have food to make for parties, gifts to buy for friends and families, rooms to decorate and ugly sweaters to wear.

As you are busy preparing for your holiday traditions, you have no time for anything to go wrong. The last thing you need is a plumbing problem or emergency.

At Drainmen Pdrainmenlumbing, we are here to provide you the best plumbing services in King of Prussia, PA and surrounding areas. We offer quality work for residential and commercial clients.

In addition to providing thorough service, we believe it is important to give you and all of our customers helpful tips to avoid plumbing issues. Here are some measures to take and things to keep in mind if disaster strikes this holiday season.

Wise Use of Your Drain and Garbage Disposal

The holidays could have you stationed in your kitchen baking cookies, cooking brisket or ham and concocting a casserole. When cooking, you should avoid putting certain items down your drain and garbage disposal. Make sure to never pour cooking oils, grease and fats down the drain as they will solidify and clog your pipes. Some items are tough to disintegrate including:

  • Egg shells
  • Rice
  • Animal bones
  • Celery
  • Fruit pits
  • Pasta
  • Potato peels
  • Coffee grounds

Frozen Pipes

Frozen pipes can result in costly repairs. Pipes in areas such as garages, outside walls, crawl spaces and attics can easily freeze. A blockage in one of these pipes can cause an increase in water pressure and, ultimately, pipe failure. You can prevent problems having your pipes installed in heated and insulated places and fitted with insulation or wrapping. You can also run water through your pipes to avoid freezing. You should also remove and drain outdoor hoses and keep a valve open so that water in the pipe can expand without the pipe breaking.

Keep Your Water Hot

When it is cold out, you want nothing more than to take a hot shower. If your family, roommates and guests have the same idea, hot water can be scarce. To make sure that enough hot water goes around, you should plan your showers and space them out. You can also slightly turn up your water heater.

If you do encounter an issue, be sure to contact the premier 24/7 plumber in the Phoenixville, PA region. You can reach us by calling 484-685-3336 or filling out a contact form on our website.