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Protect Your Plumbing This Holiday Season

It’s that time of year when some of us might be hosting family members or a large group for a party or dinner. Isn’t that great? If only all of our plumbing systems would work exactly as they were designed to, then it might be the perfect season.

However, with more people using the appliances and fixtures in your home, comes more difficulties. When you’re dealing with a clogged drain in Janesville, IA, these things usually build up over the years. But it just so happens to be the moment when everyone is using these drains and plumbing appliances that they start to run into problems such as a clog or a leak.

Let’s head this off right from the start. If you’re nervous or stressed about whether or not your plumbing system will make it through this year’s holiday party, then we’ve got your back. Keep reading to learn about some strategies that can help you mitigate a potential disaster.

Set Some Ground Rules for Your Toilets and Drains

If you’ve got lots of kids coming to your house for the holidays, then you know how important rules can be. We’re not just talking about safety and etiquette rules such as keeping hands off the stove and making sure to always close the door–we’re talking about best practice rules as well.

For instance, make sure that all of the kids in your house understand that no toys, objects, or food are supposed to go down any drains. Just because they might seem like convenient places for those objects, or they’d like to give their toys a bath, doesn’t mean that your home’s pipes are the best place for them.

Utilize Mesh Screens

Mesh screens are great in case one of the kids does end up putting a toy or object into the drain. And, while you’re cooking dinner, mesh screens that line the drain opening will help catch food particles that would otherwise be too big for your drain.

Try shopping around for a style of mesh screen that would best work for your drain. They come in all shapes and sizes and some of them come with multiple layers that help trap food waste so that it can easily be dumped out into the garbage. This will ensure that your drain stays in good shape throughout the season.

Set Some Roles for Your Kitchen Duties

It can be easy to accidentally send food or waste down the drain if you’re not paying close attention. One easy way to handle this is by setting clear roles for your folks in the kitchen! Perhaps one person does the cooking, one person does the wiping down of tables, and another is in charge of dishwashing after dinner. This ensures that people aren’t scrambling around and accidentally sending something down the drain that might clog it.

Call for Drain Cleaning Early!

If you’re still anxious about the holiday season after all of these tips, then we know what would make you feel better. Call our team early for drain cleaning services that will provide peace of mind for the next few years.

At Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc., your comfort is our promise! To set up an appointment in the Cedar Falls area, email, give us a call at the number above or schedule an appointment online. 

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