The holidays are right around the corner, which means you may be having people over to celebrate. To make the most out of your gathering, you need to make sure your home is ready in every way – from the decorations to the cleanliness to, yes, even the plumbing. If you’re planning on having guests for the holidays, your plumbing needs to be ready.
This month, we’re turning the Ask Pete post around on our readers to get you thinking of your holiday guests and plumbing by asking: Is your plumbing ready for holiday guests?
The Question: Is Your Plumbing Ready for Holiday Guests?
Whether you’re throwing a holiday party or having relatives stay with you for an extended time, additional people in your house means added pressure on your plumbing. If your pipes are used to working for two to four people, adding a lot more can strain your plumbing system. Luckily, you can take a few different steps to get your plumbing ready for holiday guests.
Getting your plumbing ready for the holidays is the best way to prevent catastrophic plumbing incidents while your guests are over. Follow these steps for drama-free plumbing this holiday season.
Prepare Your Plumbing for Guests
Instead of buying a whole bunch of liquid drain cleaner (which I don’t recommend), have your drain professionally cleaned out ahead of the holidays. Doing this will help your drain perform better when it’s doing more work than usual. I also recommend buying a drain guard to catch any large objects or hair from going down your drain and causing problems.
If you’ll have guests staying in your house, your water heater is sure to get a lot more action than normal. Overuse can put a strain on your water heater, so getting it serviced ahead of the holidays is a great preventative step. You can also encourage your guests to wait a bit to shower after someone else has finished.
Having the right supplies is critical to your holiday plumbing preparedness plan. Here are some things you should have on hand:
- Wastebaskets near toilets
- Drain guards
- Extra toilet paper
- Clean hand towels
- The 7 essential homeowner plumbing tools
Before having guests over, take a walk around your home and look for any leaks or signs of a plumbing leak. I recommend doing this a week or two before your guests are scheduled to arrive. That way, there’s time to fix the problem before they show up.
Schedule a Check or Repair
The holidays are a great time to finally solve that plumbing problem that you’ve been meaning to get inspected! The best way to prepare your home plumbing for holiday guests is to schedule a plumbing check or repair before people arrive at your home.
Schedule a Free Estimate Before the Holidays
If you want your plumbing to be in tip-top shape for your holiday guests, having a professional plumber check your home is an easy step that can give you peace of mind.
Phend Plumbing is your local plumbing specialist in the Phoenix Valley area. With offices in Mesa-Phoenix and Gilbert, Arizona, our family-owned business has years of experience helping homeowners and businesses with all their plumbing needs. We offer up-front pricing and fast, professional work. Call us at 480-388-6093 or contact us online for a free estimate on your plumbing check or repair before the holidays.