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Tips To Help You Avoid Holiday Plumbing Trouble

This time of the year is when you may have more friends and family coming by to visit. This means additional cooking and a lot longer of a to-do list. But it also means that your plumbing system will have more work to do than usual.

We strongly believe that it is in every person’s best interest to prevent as many problems as possible. This applies to your plumbing system too. We can help you learn some easy ways to protect your plumbing even when it starts to see more use.

Look for ways to reduce your water use.

We know that this time of year is when you’re seeing more use of your faucets and probably your toilets too. That doesn’t mean we should be wasting water though. Do what you can to keep water use to a minimum, such as making sure to run the dishwasher when it is full, addressing dripping faucets quickly,

Use drain screens to keep debris out of your drains

Drain screens are ideal to have on most of the drains in the house, especially over shower drains and kitchen sink drains. These screens capture a wide variety of debris and keep them out of the drains. From excess hair to larger food chunks, the less that is allowed to wash down the drain the better because it will reduce the risk of clogs.

Keep the kids away from toilets

Okay, the teens aren’t likely to mess with the toilet, we know that. But toddlers can be a different story. A small child may be looking to see what they can flush down the toilet. Whether that means watching the entire toilet roll go down the drains or seeing if their favorite toy figurine can swim, these are less than ideal for the toilet itself. If needed, try child-proofing the toilet or keep the bathroom doors closed to keep risks of toilet trouble minimal.

Post a list of what not to let go down the kitchen drain

Drain screens will capture a good deal of things but it can also be helpful to make sure everyone knows what not to put down the drain. For example, fats, oils, and drains (also known as F.O.G.) will slip right past the drain scene and lead to trouble.

Make things easy for everyone by posting an easy-to-read list of what not to put down the drains. This can include:

  • F.O.G.
  • Fruit pits or hard peels
  • Bones
  • Rice, pasta, or coffee grounds
  • Trash

Know when to call the pros

You can always call us for help but it can help to understand when you want to look ahead. You might want to schedule drain cleaning to prevent clogs before they become a problem. Or you may need to have a number on hand to help with a leak if one pops up at the wrong time. You can always work with our team to ensure that your plumbing is well cared for.

If you need help with your plumbing in Memphis, TN you can count on our team to provide the services you need.

Contact the experts at Automatic Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing to schedule plumbing system maintenance or repairs. Since 1943, it’s been Automatic in Memphis!

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