Make Sure Your Drains Are Ready for Holiday Celebrations

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Avoid Drain Clogs This Holiday Season With Professional Drain Cleaning

The holidays are just around the corner, and homeowners are gearing up for guests. There’s nothing better than family and friends enjoying quality time and delicious food together. The last thing most people think to prepare for is a clogged drain, but it can turn a holiday celebration into a plumbing emergency. This is why professional drain cleaning, and some helpful tips, can allow homeowners to enjoy the holidays without stressing about a clogged drain.

How To Avoid Clogged Toilets

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An overflowing or clogged toilet can make quite a large, smelly mess. This is not only a pain to deal with, but it can put an end to festivities and cause embarrassment for those involved. To avoid the hassle, here are a few tips on how to prevent clogged toilets.

  • Some guests may not realize what should and shouldn’t go into the toilet. Things like feminine hygiene products, dental floss, and fresh wipes can all clog a toilet. A decorative sign reminding guests to only flush toilet paper can do the job while adding a little holiday cheer to the bathroom.
  • For those homes with older toilets, it may be time for an upgrade to a no-clog toilet. The newer models do less with more, meaning they use less water and are designed never to clog.

Why Hire a Professional Drain Cleaning Service

For the other drains in the home, it’s a good idea to hire a professional to come in and clear out any debris or partial clogs lurking in the pipes. While there are things homeowners can do to clean their own drains, like pull out the drain stops and clean the P traps, there may be issues further down in the pipes. A professional plumber can make sure that all of the drains are ready for holiday company. This can help busy homeowners take one more thing off their list while ensuring the drains get thoroughly cleaned.

Signs You May Need Professional Drain Cleaning

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When deciding on whether or not to schedule a professional drain cleaning, homeowners should check for the following signs:

  • Slow Draining - If the water seems to take a bit longer to leave the sink basin or the tub, there’s likely a partial clog somewhere in the pipe.
  • Gurgling Noises - A new gurgling noise when water escapes down the drain could mean an issue with air in the drain pipe. A clog in the plumbing could be causing this.
  • Unpleasant Smells - Unpleasant smells emanating from the drain area usually mean that there is a buildup of gunk not far down the drain. The longer it stays there, the worse it will get.
  • Too Many Clogs - Homes that experience multiple clogs at once or several in a short period could have serious issues. When multiple clogs happen simultaneously, it’s often indicative of a clog in the sewer line. When clogs happen back to back, there’s generally a severe buildup that catches other debris and causes frequent clogs.

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