3 Holiday Plumbing Tips You Need To Follow

December 9th, 2016 | Tips & Tricks, Plumbing

Helpful Holiday Plumbing Tips

The holiday season is all about showing your friends and family how much you love and care for them, whether it’s through thoughtful gifts or selfless acts. For many, it’s also through opening their home to others. In just a few short weeks, friends and families across the country will travel to the homes of loved ones to celebrate Christmas and its many festivities. If you’re planning on having guests over, make sure your plumbing system is up for the challenge! Follow these holiday plumbing tips to ensure a fun and hassle-free time with the ones you love most.

If Possible, Provide More Than One Bathroom

We understand that this isn’t always an option as some homes and apartments only have one bathroom. However, if you have more than one bathroom, make sure to prepare two! This will help make guests more comfortable, not to mention your plumbing system will thank you. Putting all the stress on one bathroom means there is a greater chance of experiencing a hiccup. This will especially be of use when people need to shower and get ready.

Keep A Trash Can in the Bathroom & Make Sure It’s Visible

When someone flushes an item that should’ve been thrown away, things could get pretty ugly. Make sure you keep a trashcan near the toilet that is visible to all eyes. You could also print out a sign stating what kind of items shouldn’t be flushed.

Place these items on your “Do Not Flush” list:

  • Facial tissues
  • Hand wipes, baby wipes, etc. Even if it says “flushable” throw it away!
  • Napkins & paper towels
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Diapers

Be Wary About What Goes Down the Disposal

Back in November, we wrote a post on what not to put down your garbage disposal. Christmas dinners, like Thanksgiving, consist of many delicious items: honey ham, turkey, pies, mashed potatoes, etc. Every family is different, however, there are certain staples that end up on almost every table.

In short, here is a list of what shouldn’t be placed down your disposal:

  • Fibrous Foods
  • Grease, Fats & Oils
  • Peels
  • Bones
  • Egg Shells
  • Pits & Seeds

Be sure to read the full post so that you have a better idea of what specific items shouldn’t go down your disposal!

Moffett Plumbing & Air is a full-service, family owned & operated plumbing & HVAC company based out of Orange, CA. Follow our blog for valuable homeowner tips, and updates from your favorite team of plumbing professionals.