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3 Holiday Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Home’s Plumbing System

November 21st, 2019

The winter holidays are a time to get together with friends and family, eat delicious food, and give thanks for everything we have. Unfortunately, the holiday season can also be stressful, as homeowners across the state struggle to complete home repairs before their loved ones come to visit. What many homeowners don’t know is that taking just a little time to avoid common home repair mistakes can help them avoid future breakdowns. Read on to learn a little more about three home holiday errors that can damage your plumbing.

  • Pouring grease down your drains. What do you do with that grease after you finish cooking up a Thanksgiving turkey? If your answer is “pour it down the drain,” you’re setting yourself up for a massive clog. When mixed with water and food scraps, grease can congeal and form a clog in your plumbing. Instead of destroying your pipes, transfer hot grease to a clean glass bottle and throw it in the garbage. Or, save it to reuse for bacon in the morning!
  • Flushing things that aren’t waste. Makeup wipes, cotton swabs and food, oh my! If you’re tossing anything in your toilet that isn’t waste and toilet paper, you run the risk of clogging your system. Toilets are only designed to handle dissolvable items — even “flushable” wet wipes can cause a clog. Before guests arrive for the holiday, make sure you empty out each of your bathroom trash cans. This will discourage guests from flushing things that can cause a clog.
  • Not having an emergency contact list. In the event of a plumbing emergency, time is of the essence. If you have a pipe break or your hot water tank in Philadelphia quits while you have guests, you’ll want to have a plumbing expert on-call. Add Guaranteed Plumbing & Heating, Inc. to your home’s list of emergency contacts today — you never know what might happen this holiday season!

From basic plumbing fixes to professional boiler repair in Philadelphia, Guaranteed Plumbing & Heating, Inc. is your one-stop-shop for your holiday plumbing needs. Give us a call today to learn more and get started!

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