One of the worst things that can happen over the holiday months is a plumbing emergency. Everything is going great, the family is happy, you’re all together… and then something happens to your plumbing. Oh no!
Whether a blocked drain, a burst pipe, a strange odour or something else entirely, no one wants to deal with a plumbing emergency at Christmas.
Thankfully, there are many ways to reduce the risk of having a plumbing issue at this time of year.
Put A Bin In Your Bathrooms and Toilets
If you are having guests over this Christmas, a good way to ensure nothing gets flushed other than waste and toilet paper is to supply them with a small bin. This is a cheap easy solution that saves you the risk of any blockages if someone decides they need to get rid of a sanitary item discreetly. There’s nothing more embarrassing than a blocked pipe due to something being flushed that should not have been.
Take Staggered Showers
Having more people in the house for the holidays will increase your water usage. You need to also think about the risk of flooding due to overuse. If everyone showers one after the other, this can put a lot of strain on your water pipes. Having staggered showers such as having 20 minutes between each shower can really help a lot.
Turn Off Water Mains If You Are Travelling
Going away for Christmas? What a great plan!
If you are only going for a short time, you can turn off the valves on your washing machine and dishwasher.
If you are going for a longer period of time, then consider turning your water off at the mains. This will prevent stressing about your home or to risk getting a worried call from your neighbour. Or even worse, a flooded home, turning off your water supply at the mains will make sure you don’t need to come home in a hurry
Need A Plumbing Expert During Christmas? Call Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas.
Have your plumbing pipes and gas lines checked now before the rush by Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas to get your home ready for Christmas. For friendly, reliable service by local, licensed tradesmen, call us on 9791 1608.
If you have a plumbing emergency over Christmas, get in touch!