Are you throwing a large Christmas party or are some friends coming to stay with you this holiday season? Irrespective of what the case is, if you are expecting your house to be packed with guests this bustling time of the year, you are likely to put your homes plumbing system to a lot more work than its accustomed to and that calls for some planning beforehand! After all, you don't want your guests to be inconvenienced by blocked drains, leaking taps, burst pipes or cold showers due to failure of hot water systems in Sydney.
So before you call an Emergency Plumber in Sydney, take a look at these 5 tips to avoid a holiday season plumbing disaster.
- Pay Attention to What's Going down the Kitchen Drain
Blocked drains are one of the most common problems and can actually ruin your holiday mood. To avoid this nuisance from happening, you need to make sure that you don't allow cooking grease or oil to flow into your pipes and drains since it tends to solidify and cause a major clog. Additionally, throw away table scrapes, vegetable peels and leftovers in the trash. If your guests are helping you in the kitchen, ask them to do the same.
- Be Careful with your Toilet Drain
Looking for a rule of thumb? Make sure your toilet is not being treated as your dustbin! Things like toys, sanitary napkins, cigarette butts etc. should not go down the drain and must be disposed in a trash can.
- Don't Put Too Much Stress on Your Bathroom Drains
Too many guests mean excessive use of bathroom for showers and cleaning. Try spacing out showers giving at least 15 to 20 minutes interval to allow the drains do their job. Also, use a drain strainer to catch those lustrous locks of your aunt that you love so much. Hair can be a major cause of blocked drains in bathrooms. Spill a mixture of salt and vinegar in the drain once in a while to avoid grease and fat from building up.
- Ensure Proper Functioning Of Your Hot Water System in Sydney
In a house full of guests, don't be surprised if you keep running out of hot water on a daily basis. From taking long hot showers to washing dishes and doing the laundry, your home's hot water system will be under significant pressure during the holidays. Try turning the temperature a little higher (not more than 125 degrees) before you begin the party in order to provide your guests with hot water when they need it.
- Get Your Plumbing System Checked Before Hand
While you have taken all the preventive measures, you can't possibly check for forth coming leaks, burst pipes or an unexpected hot water system failure! Hence, instead of making a service call when an unpleasant plumbing emergency surprises you during the holidays, get your home's plumbing system checked by a professional so you can enjoy the peace of mind knowing that there are no upcoming plumbing disasters waiting for you!
As a team of highly professional Emergency Plumbers in Sydney we can provide you a plumbing system check before the holiday season kicks off and also fix blocked drains, burst pipes, leaking faucets as well as service and repair for a range of hot water systems in Sydney.
Call us at 1300 663 468 to request a quote today!
We wish you an awesome holiday season ahead!