How To Avoid Thanksgiving Plumbing Problems

As Thanksgiving closes in this year, you should make sure the plumbing in your home is in prime condition before all your guests arrive. It's no secret that the day after Thanksgiving is one of the busiest days of the year for plumbers! Here are some tips below to help!

The Power Room Toilet

The powder room toilet should be at the top of your list. Make sure you have a good quality flushing toilet before the guests arrive. Make sure the toilet is properly too. After all, a clog toilet while guests are over is very embarrassing.

The Guest Bathroom

If you have family members staying overnight, you may want to add the guest bathroom to the checklist. For the guest toilet, repeat the instructions above. For the shower, place a drain cover or strainer over the shower drain to trap hair and prevent clogging. If the shower drain is already draining slow, call a plumber to clean it out. Furthermore, make sure the water pressure is good and the temperature is running nice and hot. If the pressure is low, you may be able to fix the problem by checking the shower head. If it's not the shower head, there could be an issue with your water heater.If your stumped, have professional plumber look at the issue at hand. 

The Garbage Disposal

This is one of the biggest issues we run into before, during, and after Thanksgiving. When cooking a big meal for a lot of people, you’re bound to have a large amount of food scraps, including fibrous vegetables and starchy foods. A well-functioning garbage disposal is the best way to properly dispose of food waste without clogging your plumbing lines. If your disposal is used regularly and you're not quite sure how old it is, it may be time to replace. If you have the serial number handy, we can more than likely tell you how old it is.

Water Source Plumbing Service, Inc. has emergency service available in case you run into problems, and if you would rather take care of any issues beforehand, please call us at your earliest convenience 678-423-8640. "The Single Source For All Your Plumbing Needs."