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Tips for Preparing Your Plumbing System for Family Gatherings

Gathering as a family can make for fun times and good memories. You share delicious meals and enjoy highly treasured quality time. If you fail to prepare your home’s plumbing system before the gathering, good times can quickly turn disastrous. To prepare your home’s plumbing system, you must have it inspected, increase the temperature of your water heater, have your drains cleaned before your guests arrive, and clean your garbage disposal if you have one.

Have Your Plumbing System Inspected

The first thing you must do is have your plumbing system inspected. Inspections are performed by a licensed plumber who will thoroughly check your home’s plumbing system for any problems that may be present so they can be remediated before they can become expensive disasters. Plumbers recommend you always have your plumbing system inspected before major family gatherings so you can be sure it can handle the added strain from your guests.

Have Your Water Heater Flushed

Over time mineral deposits build up in the bottom of your water heater. This makes it harder for your water heater to heat the water in a timely manner and decreases the amount of hot water that is available. When you have a bunch of guests over for the holidays, extra demand is placed on your water heater. Not only will a water heater that needs to be flushed not keep up with this demand, but it can also cause the hot water heater to fail during your holiday gathering.

Have Your Drains Cleaned Before Guests Arrive

Drain cleaning must be part of the preparation before any large family gathering. Having your drains cleaned ensures that there will be no embarrassing clogs during the time your guests are at your house. Drain cleaning will also eliminate the chances your guests will smell nasty odors since drain cleaning services will guarantee that all bacteria are removed from your drains and pipes.

Clean Your Garbage Disposal

If you have a garbage disposal in your home, make sure you clean it before your guests arrive to get rid of traces of grease or food that are there. You can clean your garbage disposal by pouring boiling water and a cup of white vinegar down the drain. Let the water and vinegar mixture sit in your drain for 15 minutes, and then run hot water to rinse it down. While running the hot water, run your garbage disposal to ensure it is functioning properly.

While preparing for your family gathering, contact Parobek Plumbing for drain cleaning and other plumbing services in Bastrop, TX.

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