Bfthanks 300X 200Family holding hands at the dinner tableWith the holiday season around the corner, you might not be thinking about your plumbing system as you start making all your party plans and shopping for all the gifts on your list, you're going to want to add the items in this post to your to-do list.

Nobody wants to encounter a messy plumbing emergency in the middle of a holiday gathering with friends and family from near and far crowded into your home! 

You might think your plumbing is in tip-top shape and nothing could go wrong. However, we see a lot of issues pop up this time of year as we travel around providing emergency plumbing services in Newtown, PA, and the surrounding areas. Check out this quick video to see what we mean, then read on to learn how you can prevent these problems from happening to you.

Avoid those issues and keep your plumbing system flowing throughout the holiday season by following these tips.

Schedule a Precautionary Plumbing Check-Up

A simple way to pre-empt any trouble is to call a professional plumber to inspect your water heater, pipes, drains and garbage disposal and make sure there are no clogs or leaks lurking that could rear their ugly heads at the worst possible time.

Guard the Garbage Disposal

Even the most well-meaning guests can stick you with a plumbing problem if they start pouring grease down the garbage disposal or trying to grind up entire plates of uneaten scraps. When in doubt, ask your guests to scrape plates into the trash or offer to handle the dishes yourself.

Provide Plenty of Trash Cans

To encourage your guests to dispose of their waste properly — whether it's food scraps in the kitchen or sanitary products in the bathroom — make sure you place wastebaskets, trash cans and recycling bins, when appropriate, throughout the house where guests can easily access them.

Keep Small Children Out of Bathrooms

Kids have been known to treat the toilet as a plaything or be less than careful about where they're throwing their toys. Foreign objects getting flushed down the drain can wreak havoc on a plumbing system and put a real damper on a party. Keep bathroom doors closed when they're not in use, and make sure any little ones visiting your home are accompanied by an adult when they need to use the facilities.

Stay vigilant and keep our number handy, and you can avoid a plumbing emergency during what's supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. To schedule an appointment for plumbing repairs or a water heater installation in the Newtown, PA, area, contact our team today.

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