The last thing one would want is to have during your holiday is to deal with a plumbing emergency. The holidays are a time for family, friends, laughs, and great food. With that being said, they can also be hectic.  It is important to be prepared to handle these types of emergencies when they do arise. Here are a few tips to follow to ensure your plumbing is running smoothly this holiday season.

It is common to have a house full of family and friends for the holidays. This can mean that the plumbing is being used more than normal. With all the holiday food preparation, it is easy to overwork your sink. Additional dirty dishes can contribute to a clog due to leftover food and grease. This can be resolved by thoroughly cleaning dishes off beforehand, as well as being mindful of what goes down your drain. If you do face an issue, DIY methods are an option. Try pouring boiling water down the sink to break things up. Using a plunger or clearing out the debris from your drain may also help, depending on the severity of the clog.

With a full house, the restrooms are also used more frequently. Sometimes, guests use too much toilet paper, which can result in the toilet getting clogged, and overflowing. For a simple clog, or overflow, a plunger should do the trick! Although it may seem like it could help, continuous flushing can worsen the issue, and increase overflow, resulting in water damage to your home. It is also a good idea to remind your loved ones to be careful, especially if your plumbing is testy and predisposed to issues. If you are unable to resolve the problem with a plunger, or home remedies, calling an expert technician may be best.

We understand that it can be difficult to reach a plumber during the holidays. To help you avoid any further stress, Affordable Service is available 24/7 for your plumbing emergencies! Reach out to us any time for your plumbing and HVAC needs.