With President’s Day just passing, and plenty of food and fun to remember it by, you may be wondering, what can you do better for your next home party? Amidst the fun in honoring our countries history, we may have overlooked one important part of our home - the plumbing.
With all the great food, family bonding, and overall fun, your bathroom can get a lot of traffic in a single day. If your plumbing hasn’t been maintained properly, that excess use can culminate in a presidential-sized clog!
While it can be an unsightly issue for your home, particularly during a party, it can easily be avoided with some easy tips you can start implementing in your home today!
Clog Prevention is Always a Top Priority
The drains in your home take a lot of use on a daily basis, which is why it’s always a good idea to be on the lookout for what’s going down them, as the first line of defense.
A common cause for clogs, particularly during parties, is fats and oils. While you may want to get the food out on the table quickly, throwing cooking grease down the drain can create severe blockages.
As the grease cools, it hardens, creating a sticky blockage in your pipes. Similarly, food is also another common cause of problems in the kitchen. In the event you do have a clog in your kitchen, you should know more or less how to clear it.
Drain cleaning is often done either with a chemical cleaner, which can be harmful to your plumbing, or a snake that can be used by a plumbing pro. Either way, the plumbing needs to be cleared as quickly as possible.
Proper Food Disposal is Also Important
An easy appliance you can have installed in your home, that goes a long way protecting your plumbing, is a garbage disposal.
These machines help you break down food scraps and cuttings more easily, so you can avoid clogged pipes.
Garbage disposals come in a few different sizes and motor speeds depending on your home use. If you find your family spending a lot of time in the kitchen cooking, then it may be a good option getting a higher capacity system to spend less time cleaning up, and more time enjoying the food.
Why Worry About Drain Cleaning?
Drain cleaning is the easiest way to resolve clogged pipes. Not only does it remove the blockages that are preventing your sinks from draining, but also it protects your pipes from serious damage. Some of the benefits of regular drain cleaning include:
- Improved water flow and pressure.
- Fewer clogged pipes.
- Prevention of emergencies like burst pipes and water leaks.
- Extends the life of your plumbing.
A clogged pipe can start as a small issue that lowers your water pressure, but can quickly escalate into a larger emergency that leads to water leaks and burst pipes.
While some homeowners may go the DIY route, getting professional help is always much easier. A plumbing contractor has the tools needed to effectively remove blockages and ensure a long-lasting result - and at All City Plumbing, that’s exactly what we’re here to do.
So as President’s Day fast approaches or any other family party is on the horizon, be sure that you spend time enjoying your family and less time worrying about your plumbing. And if you want to do even more for your family, be sure to share this blog so they can implement some changes in their own home!