How to Avoid Holiday Plumbing Emergencies

Holiday fun and cheer are just around the corner! But if you’re not cautious, holiday plumbing problems can follow close behind. Hamilton Well & Pump wants to help you avoid holiday plumbing trouble this year. Enjoy the wonder of the season without the added stress of these household issues. Here are some tips from your local plumbing services provider so you can avoid some common holiday plumbing emergencies:

  1. Be gentle with your garbage disposal – Treat your garbage disposal kindly this holiday season. Put food waste into the garbage disposal just a little bit at a time. This helps prevent clogging and overloads.
  2. Put the trash can in action – Don’t be afraid to turn to the trash can for all your food waste. When in doubt about whether an item is safe for your garbage disposal, play it safe and just use the waste bin. This one step alone can help you avoid plumbing heartaches during the holidays.
  3. Watch what goes into the sink – When you do use your disposal, be wary of what you put down the drain. Be on the alert for chicken bones, oil, grease, fibrous foods, silverware, and other foods that could sneak their way into your garbage disposal. All of these items can lead to costly plumbing problems, like clogs and jams of your disposal.
  4. Dishwasher acting up? Don’t use it – Finally, if your dishwasher is making unusual sounds, don’t use it during the hectic holiday season. Instead, wash your dishes by hand until a plumber can take a look at the issue and get the appliance fixed. This will help you avoid some troublesome plumbing problems at a very inconvenient time.

Sometimes, even preventative care isn’t enough to prevent a plumbing emergency. When you need plumbing services, don’t hesitate to call Hamilton Well & Pump. See how we can put a stop to your holiday plumbing trouble.

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