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Avoid Holiday Plumbing Hazards

The holidays bring the best, busiest, and sometimes most stressful of times. If not taken care of, your plumbing could be in for a real shock with the increased activity and energy usage in your Southeast Florida home. Don’t spend this season dealing with the hassle of a plumbing emergency. Learn how to protect your home from a plumbing disaster with Lindstrom’s top three tips.

Toilet tragedy

A stubborn toilet clog is no way to start your morning. While sometimes inevitable, there are a few things you can do to lessen the frequency of it happening. Encourage your loved ones to refrain from tossing their wipes, cotton balls, and other items that aren’t flushable into the toilet by setting a small trash can in the bathroom. Another way to keep your toilet safe is by keeping the lid shut. This will prevent miscellaneous items from falling inside, which most people will end up flushing instead of retrieving.

Disposal disaster

Food is one of the focal points of every holiday. The preparation and cleanup of all the special meals can lead to a not-so-cheerful garbage disposal. To prevent broken blades and tough clogs, it is best to avoid unfriendly food scraps from going down the disposal. Unfriendly foods consist of fruit pits, eggshells, bones, oils, fats, potato peels, and coffee grounds. When in doubt, throw it out!

Burst water heater

Your water heater is a crucial part of your plumbing system. It is involved in almost every household activity such as cleaning, cooking, and bathing. Because of your water heater’s everyday importance, its maintenance cannot be skipped. Be mindful of the warning signs your unit gives so your holiday plans don’t get derailed. Banging, popping, rust and leaks are all signs for which to watch. Preventative maintenance determines whether you just need a repair or a total replacement.

Preventative care is key in avoiding holiday plumbing disasters. You should still know who to call when a holiday disaster strikes. That’s why Lindstrom is here! No matter what time of day, our team of experts is here to support you. Call us at (800) 813-1824 or to schedule a service visit today!

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