There is an awful lot to occupy your attention during the holiday season. If you are hosting any gatherings, of any size, then you know that it can quickly become a stressful endeavor. We don’t want to add anything more to your plate, but we do want to warn you about the potential threat to your drain and sewer system that having a sizable gathering can pose. It is a well-known fact in the plumbing world that service calls tend to spike around this time of year. If you require any drain and sewer services in Vancouver, BC, we are the pros to call. Read the following information, and let Mr. Swirl The Friendly Plumber know if you encounter any problems.
What’s the Problem with the Holidays?
Throughout the year, you have yourself and your family, along with occasional guests, to prepare meals for. When the meals are done, the dishes for this relatively small group of people are cleared and cleaned. Before bed, or perhaps in the morning, you and your family will use the facilities. Chances are that your plumbing and your drain and sewer system can handle this demand. However, with all of the company that one may host throughout the holiday season, and with all of the food preparation, dish washing, and bathroom usage that comes with it, your plumbing system can take a serious hit. It’s really a matter of volume, and it is advisable that you take any steps you can to avoid problems like backed up toilets, clogged drains, and worn out garbage disposals.
What Can I Do?
Be diligent! Your family members and guests will—hopefully—want to help with food preparation and clean up. This can be helpful, but different people have different habits. It’s your home and your plumbing system, so make sure that your drain guards are in place, that your garbage disposal is only being fed appropriate materials, and that plates are scraped free of unacceptable items before soaking in the sink. If you have any questions about further preventative measures, or if you’re in need of drain and sewer services, don’t hesitate to dial our number.