How to Avoid Plumbing Disasters During the Holidays
There are many good reasons to look forward to the holiday season, most of which involve food. If you plan on hosting a dinner party this year, you’ll definitely put your kitchen—and your plumbing—through a good workout. At Paradigm Plumbing, we want you to enjoy a stress-free holiday season. While you’re checking off your shopping list, consider these quick tips for keeping your pipes in good condition.
• Grease: When you pour grease, liquid fats, and other oils down the sink drain, they could potentially solidify and clog your plumbing, resulting in costly damage down the line. If you plan to cook meats that require you to drain fats, consider using an alternative method for liquid disposal.
• Prep Your Disposal: The more you cook and use the kitchen, the more likely you’ll end up using your sink’s garbage disposal. It’s best practice to run cold water through the disposal for 15-20 seconds before and after dumping food scraps. Ensure that your disposal is running before you put anything down the drain and run warm water while it grinds your waste. Doing so can help clear the pipes so they continue to work for you.
• Listen for Problem Sounds: With the holiday season bringing more guests into your home, foot traffic will rise and increase the use of bathrooms, showers, and laundry equipment. Listen for unusual sounds and watch for signs like slow-flushing toilets or clogged shower heads. If left unchecked, it could lead to bigger (and more expensive) problems down the line.
Happy Holidays from Paradigm Plumbing!
The holiday season is finally here! If a plumbing emergency seems too big to handle while you’re preparing for the holidays, contact the Paradigm Plumbing team to help restore harmony to the pipes and fixtures of your Palm Beach County home. No job is too big or too small—that’s why we’re proud to offer 24/7 emergency plumbing services for all of your needs. To learn more about the plumbing services we have to offer, contact Paradigm Plumbing today at 561-535-0494 for more information.