Next week is already Thanksgiving, which means many of us will soon be hosting family and friends from out of town. If you have a problem like a leaky faucet or a stopped up toilet, don’t wait until you have a house full of guests to fix it.
Here are a few things you might want to have a plumber check before guests arrive.
Your Hot Water Heater
If your water runs cold when the second person in your family takes a shower, imagine what will happen when you have five or six people in your house. A plumber can drain sediment that’s sitting in the bottom of your hot water heater, preventing your water from getting as hot as it should. If your hot water heater is around 10 years old, you might want to consider getting a new one installed before the holidays begin.
Stopped Up Toilets
Having to flush twice to get everything down may not seem like a big deal, but it will be a huge deal if you have people flushing your toilet all day long and it ends up overflowing. There’s a reason why your toilet is backed up. If your family uses flushable wipes, they could be balled up in your pipes since they don’t always dissolve. If any parts in your tank are broken, there may not be enough water getting to the bowl to wash everything down. Have a plumber take a look to avoid a very messy problem in your bathroom.
You don’t realize how much your water bill can go up when you have extra hand-washing, showering, flushing, and water used for cooking, and when you have leaky faucets anywhere in the house, that just adds up to more money. If there’s something broken or loose, a plumber can install a new faucet so it’s working well before guests arrive.
If you’re already having an issue with the kitchen sink, imagine not being able to use it at all in the middle of a huge dinner. Liquids should flow straight through when you pour them down the drain. If it’s taking a few minutes for them to disappear completely, have a plumber check to see what’s causing the clog.
Let Putman Plumbing help you get prepared so you can enjoy your holidays and be worry-free throughout the season.