Have you ever had a plumbing emergency while you were hosting guests for the holidays? There’s never a good time for a clogged sink or toilet drain, but it’s even worse when you have a house full of people. Follow the preparation checklist before so your pipes are ready to take on the added stress this season:
Snake The Drains
Even if you haven’t noticed a backup in a while, it’s not a bad idea to snake the drains before your family arrives. There could be hair and dirt building up in the pipes that you’re unaware of that’s just waiting to cause chaos. If you don’t have a drain snake or a good plunger, take this time to go out and get one so you’re prepared.
Check For Leaks
When was the last time you performed a full home inspection? There might be a slow leak or a tiny drip taking place in that upstairs bathroom or down in the basement. You’ll be much better off taking care of the problem now rather than dealing with it on Christmas Day.
Have family and friends staying over for a few nights? Cover the drains in the showers, bathtubs and sinks with strainers so hair and other debris doesn’t get washed down. After all, hair and dirt are recipes for disaster.
For a rapid service and expertise for your drain and sewer cleaning and repairs in Twin Cities–St Paul, rely on the specialists at Uptown Plumbing. Call us today at (612) 324-1004 to schedule an appointment.