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Hosting for the Holidays? Get Your Home's Drains Ready!


The holiday season is a time for family, friends, and lots of delicious food. If you're the host, your home's plumbing is about to get a workout. From large meals to houseguests, your drains will be tested. To ensure a clog-free and stress-free holiday season, it's essential to prepare your plumbing for increased usage. Here's how to get your home's drains holiday-ready:

1. Start with a Clean Slate

Before your guests arrive, it's a good idea to give your drains a fresh start. Run hot water down each drain for several minutes to help break down any buildup in the pipes. This can help prevent clogs during heavy use.

2. Avoid Pouring Fats and Oils Down the Drain

During holiday feasts, it's tempting to pour cooking oils and fats down the drain, but this can quickly lead to clogs. Instead, collect and dispose of these substances in the trash. You can also recycle used cooking oil at recycling centers in your area.


3. Use Sink Strainers

Placing sink strainers in your kitchen and bathroom sinks can help catch food particles and debris, preventing them from entering the drain. Empty the strainers regularly to keep water flowing freely.



4. Educate Your Guests

Let your guests know how to treat your plumbing with care. Ask them not to flush anything other than toilet paper and ensure they use the trash can for items like paper towels, wipes, and feminine hygiene products.



5. Schedule a Pre-Holiday Plumbing Check

If you have concerns about your plumbing's condition, consider scheduling a pre-holiday plumbing check with a professional. They can inspect your system for any issues and address them before they become holiday emergencies.


6. Keep a Plunger Handy

Accidents happen, and a plunger can be a lifesaver when a toilet or sink clog occurs. Make sure you have one on hand for quick action.



7. Plan Your Showers

With a house full of guests, coordinating showers can help ease the strain on your water heater and plumbing. Encourage family members to take shorter showers and space them out.


8. Dispose of Food Scraps Properly

After meals, scrape food scraps into the trash rather than washing them down the sink. Excess food particles can accumulate in the pipes and lead to clogs.


9. Give Your Dishwasher Some Love

Before running your dishwasher, make sure it's not overloaded and that the dishes are scraped clean. An overloaded dishwasher can lead to poor drainage and potential backups.

By following these tips and taking preventive measures, you can ensure your home's drains are holiday-ready. A little preparation can go a long way in avoiding plumbing issues and enjoying a stress-free, joyful holiday season with your loved ones. Our Red Cap Family is here to help with solutions that will ensure your whole family has a safe and joyful celebration.


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