Although there is no good time for a
plumbing emergency, the holidays tend to be the worst. Fortunately you can save
yourself the headache by ensuring that your plumbing system survives the
season. Keep reading to find out how to prevent a holiday plumbing emergency.
Find a Plumber Before the Holidays
When an emergency of any kind occurs, it is important that you know exactly
who to call. In the case of a plumbing problem, you can prevent an emergency
by having a preexisting relationship with a local plumbing service. If
you are already connected with a plumbing service and you offer them consistent
business, they are more likely to come to the rescue when you need them.
This is particularly important during the holidays, when many homeowners
are seeking plumbing services to remedy their own emergencies.
Lay Down Ground Rules
If your home is the gathering place for your family around the holidays,
it helps to set down some ground rules when everyone arrives. This is
helpful because treating your plumbing system well can help you avoid
an emergency entirely. Make sure your guests understand what should and
should not be flushed down different drains. No one should be washing
cooking grease down the kitchen sink, and they should not be flushing
paper towels down the toilet. If you treat your plumbing system the right
way, you may be able to get through the holiday season without any setbacks.
Keep Tools in the Home
Addressing certain plumbing issues promptly can prevent them from developing
into disasters or emergency situations. Even if you are not a plumber,
it helps to keep certain plumbing tools around the house. Using a plunger
at the opportune time can prevent your tub, toilet, or other drain from
backing up and causing more severe problems.
For more tips on preventing a holiday plumbing emergency, contact
Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating or visit our website. In addition to Berkeley plumbing, we also specialize
in air filtration and furnace installation. Stop by and meet with us or
call us at (510) 843-6904 to learn more about our services.