Common Plumbing Issues During the Holidays

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Plumbing problems can arise at any time, but they always seem to happen when they’re at their most inconvenient. For example, with the increase in people using your plumbing fixtures over the holidays, you can expect to need some kind of emergency plumbing service right in the middle of the festivities.

Since it can be difficult to actually get a plumber in Tucson, AZ to your home at this time, it’s best to know about the most common plumbing-related issues you might face during the holidays so you can take measures to avoid them. RAM Plumbing discusses more below:

A Clogged Kitchen Sink

If you’re hosting a large holiday dinner, it stands to reason that you’ll have more garbage and other food scraps going down your garbage disposal and kitchen sink. Not surprisingly, licensed plumbers often need to repair a sink that contains cooking grease, starchy foods, fruit peels, and anything else that could stop up a drain.

Whether you’re preparing a holiday dinner for your family or you’re in charge of cleaning up afterward, be careful about what goes down your drain and your disposal. This helps keep your plumbing clean and clog-free, allowing you to enjoy the holidays without having to worry about a plumbing emergency.

A Clogged Toilet

More guests in your home for the holidays means more people using your toilet. While this shouldn’t be cause for concern if your pipes are in good shape, you could still end up with a stubborn clog that will require you to call a plumbing company. Try to limit the amount of toilet paper that is being used, and make it clear to your guests that only toilet paper should be flushed away.

A Clogged Shower Drain

It doesn’t take a whole lot to clog a shower drain, especially if you have older pipes. The extra hair and soap going down the drain from your guests using your shower could overload your plumbing system and lead to a clogged shower. Encourage your guests to take shorter showers if you don’t want to deal with plumbing repairs once the holidays are finished.

If you are in need of a professional plumber this holiday season, don’t hesitate to contact RAM Plumbing. We will be happy to answer any questions you might have about our range of plumbing services.

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