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Five Plumbing Problems to Check before Holiday Guests Arrive

If you have family coming in for the holidays in a few weeks, now is the time to get your plumbing problems checked out. Here are some things to ask yourself before guests arrive:

Will You Have Enough Hot Water?

If your water turn cold when the fourth person in your family takes a shower, imagine what will happen when four extra people are there!  You may have sediment sitting in the bottom of your hot water heater that prevents the water from heating as it should, so it’s a good idea to have a trusted Middletown plumber drain it before guess arrive. If your hot water heater is 10 years or older, you may consider having a new one installed before the holidays. If you have guests stay with you frequently throughout the year, think about getting a bigger hot water heater.

Are there Problems With Toilets Flushing?

Do you have to flush twice sometimes to get everything down? There may be a clog in your plumbing pipes which will back up even more with multiple guests using the toilet — and even lead to a messy overflow. Have a plumber check for clogs or broken parts, and then encourage your family not to use flushable wipes.  They could be the reason your pipes are getting clogged.

Does the Faucet Drip?

A slow drip can already cause your water bill to add up, so when you add hand-washing, showering, and  flushing when guests are there, your bill will go through the roof. Have a plumber fix the leak so you can keep extra money in the bank for holiday gift giving.

Is the Kitchen Sink Clogged?

When you’re cooking for a crowd and rinsing dishes, you won’t want a clogged kitchen drain. Liquids should flow straight through when you pour them down the drain, so if it’s taking a few minutes to disappear, call a plumber to clear the clog.

Is the Garbage Disposal Working?

If you smell something rotten in the garbage disposal or don’t hear the blades turning when you turn it on, make sure to call a Frederick County plumber. You’ll need a working garbage disposal for your holiday guests!

Putman Plumbing is Your Trusted Middletown Plumbing Company for Holiday Plumbing Problems

We want every Frederick County resident to enjoy this season with family and friends. If you have a plumbing problem, give us a call and we’ll take care of it right away!