How To Prevent Plumbing Emergencies on Christmas

The holidays can be the busiest time of year for plumbers. In our blog last month, we discussed how to avoid problems on Thanksgiving. This month, we’ve compiled some info how to prevent plumbing emergencies on Christmas as you prepare for meals and guests this wonderful time of the year! 
Prepare for Holiday Meals
To prevent Christmas plumbing emergencies during meal prep and cleanup, make sure your garbage disposal is in good shape. Clear your disposal of debris and buildup by  ice cubes and and running the unit with cold water. This will help break up embedded sludge, causing the unit to run more smoothly. Remember: always run your disposal with cold water, and never pour cooking oils or fats down the drain.
Avoid Christmas Plumbing Emergencies with the InSinkErator Pro
To ensure problem-free meal prep this Christmas, consider replacing your garbage disposal with a heavy-duty model like the InSinkErator Garbage Disposer. 

Prepare for Your Guests

If your house is full of people during the holidays, you’ll be using a lot more water than usual. That means your home plumbing system will be put to the test. If your pipes and plumbing fixtures are pushed beyond their limits, Christmas plumbing emergencies may occur. Help prevent holiday plumbing problems by performing basic plumbing maintenance on all high-traffic toilets, sinks, and showers. The powder room toilet is a great place to start. Also, ask your guests to wait 15 minutes between showers. And gently remind them that the toilet is not a trash can.
Protect Your Water Lines
When trying to avoid Christmas plumbing emergencies, don’t forget about your pipes! It’s extremely important to make sure your plumbing lines are protected in freezing cold weather. For advice on how to prevent frozen or burst pipes during the harsh Georgia winter, stay tuned for our next blog post.
Merry Christmas from our family to yours! We wish you the best of luck in preventing Christmas plumbing emergencies this year. If you run into any problems, call our office at 678-423-8640 We're here if you need us!