As you prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday this year, make sure your home plumbing is ready before guests arrive. Check the powder room toilet, guest bathroom, and garbage disposal to make sure everything is working good. Follow our advice on how to avoid Thanksgiving plumbing problems, and your family and friends will be thankful to have such thoughtful host.
The Powder Room Toilet
The powder room toilet should be at the top of your list when it comes to preventing plumbing problems. After all, a clogged toilet while guests are over is very embarrassing. To ensure the toilet is in good shape, follow these five simple toilet maintenance tips. If your toilet is old or malfunctioning, now may be a good time to replace it with a high-performance model.
The Guest Bathroom,
If you’re going to have any overnight guest, the guest bathroom should also be a top priority if you wish to avoid Thanksgiving plumbing problems this year. For the shower, place a drain cover or strainer over the shower drain to trap hair and prevent clogging. Be sure to keep a hair snare and plunger under the sink. And if you want to be a really good host, make sure the water pressure is good and the temperature is hot. If the pressure is low, you may be able to fix the problem by cleaning or changing the shower head. If that doesn’t work, have professional plumber make the adjustments. If the shower temperature is off, check the temperature dial on your water heater to make sure it’s set at 120°F.
The Garbage Disposal
When cooking a big meal for a lot of people, you’re bound to have a large amount of food scraps, including fibrous vegetables and starchy foods. A properly working garbage disposal is the best way to dispose of food waste without clogging your plumbing. Therefore performing garbage disposal maintenance is another way to help avoid Thanksgiving plumbing problems. Try putting two cups of ice cubes and a cup of rock salt into the disposal and running the unit with cold water. This will help break up buildup, causing the unit to run smoother. If your sink is still draining slowly, have a professional plumber snake the line before Thanksgiving Day.
To ensure problem-free dinner prep, consider replacing your current garbage disposal with a heavy-duty model.
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