Entertaining? Here is What You Need to Know About Your Plumbing!
The holidays will soon be here! For many of our Northern Virginia households, it’s a time for entertaining with family and friends. With this influx of guests in your home, your plumbing will almost certainly get a heavy workout…which is why October and November is a great time to meet with a plumber and have a whole home plumbing inspection — especially if you live in an older home or neighborhood!
It should come as no surprise that Thanksgiving is one of the busiest weekends for plumbing emergency calls. Having a plumbing emergency at any time is no fun, but imagine what it’s like having a plumbing emergency during the holidays, with a home full of guests!
Here is a list of some common plumbing repair jobs that may be lingering in your home:
- slow drains
- running and leaking toilets
- dripping faucets
- humming noise from garbage disposal
- low water pressure
These are the types of plumbing jobs that can lead to a plumbing emergency if you let them go too long! Many don’t feel a dripping faucet or running toilet warrants the immediate attention of a skilled plumber. However, if these plumbing repairs go too long there will come a time when that minor plumbing repair will turn into a plumbing emergency! If you don’t have time to fix these problems yourself — a plumber can help you.
If you plan on having a house full of guests during the holidays here are 3 tips to help you steer clear of a plumbing emergency:
- Watch what goes down the kitchen drain — use a sink strainer
- Make sure guests know what not to flush down the toilet — place a written reminder near toilet
- Take care of your plumbing repairs before the holiday!
Although the most thorough whole home plumbing inspection won’t prevent the occasional clog or leak, having a plumbing inspection is a great way to catch and fix small problems before they turn into plumbing emergencies! And there is nothing wrong with being prepared and knowing who to call if you need a plumber!
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