Prep Your Pipes: Plumbing Tips for Hosting Holiday Gatherings - Lindstrom Air Conditioning & Plumbing

Prep Your Pipes: Plumbing Tips for Hosting Holiday Gatherings

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We’ve all been there! Cleaning profusely before the holidays in preparation for the annual family gathering. Bathrooms, common areas, and guest rooms are typically at the top of the cleaning list. But have you ever considered prepping your plumbing for the influx of family traffic it’ll see? Lindstrom Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here to give you our top tips on preparing your plumbing for the upcoming holidays.

Toilets Are for Tissue

We’ll spare you the dirty details, but if there’s one thing you take from this list, it’s to take care of your toilets.

That’s one of the last places you want a leak or a clog. So, if you’re considering reaching for those colored toilet tablets that clean and deodorize, think twice! They may make your toilet bowl sparkle and smell nice, but they do more harm than good. The chemicals in those tablets can break down the seals inside your toilet, causing leaks.

Also, you should have a wastebasket in your bathroom for guests if they need to throw anything away. This avoids the temptation of throwing anything other than toilet paper down the “bowl”, which will help prevent your toilet drain from clogging up.

Don’t put any chemical cleaners or Drain-O-type products down your toilet. These products can cause corrosion in your pipes. If you have a clog, call the professionals at Lindstrom to take care of it.

Strainers to the rescue

Holiday dinners are fun. The clean-up afterward is not. So before you put someone on dish duty, but sure to put a strainer over the kitchen sink drain to block the harmful food waste that could clog your pipes. Foods to avoid putting down the drain:

  • Butter products
  • Eggshells
  • Most sauces, including salad dressings and gravy
  • Cooking oil
  • Flour
  • Bones and fruit pits
  • Rice and Pasta
  • Vegetables with long stringy fibers

Flush Your Water Heater

When it comes to Hot Water Tank maintenance, a flush and fill is an essential part of your home routine. Flushing out the lime and other sediments in your water heater every so often will keep it working efficiently and avoid corrosion. Now is a good time to flush it out. This will help remove any sediment that has built up in the bottom of the tank. Sediment can cause problems with the efficiency of your water heater, so it’s best to get rid of it before it becomes an issue. That way, you and the whole family have plenty of hot water for a relaxing shower.

Get Professional Plumbing Help in South Florida

Don’t let a plumbing issue ruin your festivities this holiday season. By following these tips and having Lindstrom Air Conditioning & Plumbing’s number on hand, you can be confident that any potential plumbing problems will be sorted out quickly so you can get back to celebrating with your loved ones. So go ahead and schedule that holiday get-together. Most importantly, give us a call to schedule your plumbing service today. After all, peace of mind is worth it!

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