While most of us are used to the idea of having to do a little extra cleaning before the grandparents arrive for Thanksgiving, many of us don’t think about our plumbing. As you double the number of people in your household, your plumbing obviously takes on more stress, so here are a few things you can do to keep everything running smoothly.
Our homes are full of drains. They’re in our tubs, toilets, and sinks, and all these drains can become clogged over time. If left alone, a clog can eventually fully block a drain, but usually it just noticeably slows down the flow of water. In the washroom, soap scum and hair are the main problem for sinks and showers, while the kitchen drains are usually full of grease. Regardless, the experts at Plumbing Paramedics can help you clean any (or all!) of your drains to have them flowing quickly again.
We commonly have house calls for a clogged toilet or sink that end with a request to fix something else. Often these fixes are for a DIY project that technically works fine but is a little odd, like a shower where turning the handle towards the blue dot actually produces hot water and turning the handle to the red dot produces cold water. There’s nothing broken with the shower, and there’s no real necessity to change anything, but if you’d rather not explain the quirks of your plumbing to your guests, our plumbers can help get things sorted out.
Have Your Toilet Maintained.
If you have a toilet that plugs easily, it’s probably a good idea to have it inspected and maintained before your guests arrive. While the toilet may just have an unfortunate shape that makes it prone to clogs, there may be something more serious at play. Small clogs in a toilet can quickly become big ones, and that can clean to a toilet overflowing and causing costly water damage while you’re away. Plus there’s nothing more embarrassing for you or your guests than a clogged toilet.
Thanksgiving is around the corner, so it’s time to start making plans. It’s always a good idea to annually have your plumbing get a quick inspection and any necessary maintenance, and just before Thanksgiving is as good a time as any. If you want to make sure your plumbing system is ready to handle to load of a full household, contact the experts at Plumbing Paramedics today!