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How To Prepare Your Plumbing System For Your New Years Party & Holiday Get-Togethers

New Years Eve is this weekend, so is your plumbing system ready?

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All of us at Beehive Plumbing hope you and your family had a very merry Christmas holiday this past weekend, and we want you to know that we’re here for you and your plumbing system if you experienced any mishaps during your Christmas gatherings.

New Year’s Eve is now a few days away, and a lot of households will be hosting family and friends throughout the entirety of this week and into the weekend. We tend to get a significant uptick in emergency plumbing calls during this week of the year, and these appointments are often oriented around clogged drain and sewer lines.

We know just how hectic and stressful the holidays are when you’re going through plumbing dilemmas, and below is a checklist to help get your plumbing system ready for New Years parties and other holiday get-togethers this week!

Clearing Out Slow Bathroom & Kitchen Sink Drains

The week after Christmas is a particularly busy time for our sink plumbing repair experts, and this is mainly because people tend to overwork their garbage disposals during holiday parties.

Increased household occupancy also plays a major role in increasing the overall likelihood of bathroom sink clogs this time of year. So even if you’re not planning a New Years party this weekend, you may still need to recover your plumbing system from the damages it incurred last weekend!

The most important thing that you need to keep in mind for clearing sink clogs is that chemical-based drain cleaners are too high in acidity for these projects. Although you might see short-term results from these products, you’ll ultimately damage your pipes and start a vicious cycle that’ll likely lead to more expensive plumbing repairs in the future.

If you’re going to attempt a DIY drain clean, you should only use products like baking soda and vinegar—or enzyme-based drain cleaning products. If these don’t get the job done, our drain cleaning experts will show up to get your sink drains back to normal again!

Clearing Shower & Bathtub Drains

Bathtub and shower faucets tend to take a beating during the Christmas holidays, and this is mainly due to increased usage when households host guests for an extended period of time.

This is an important week for you to pay close attention to your drains, and slow bathroom fixture drains are often the result of soap, hair and shampoo residue buildup. Toothpaste and other cleansing by-products can contribute to bathroom drain issues as well.

The easiest way to alleviate shower drain clogs is to remove your drain cover and manually fish out any visible debris that you notice. You can also use a plunger to dislodge any clogs that are deeper into your pipes. But when these simple steps aren’t quite enough, you can count on our tub and shower repair specialists to diagnose and resolve your clog within a couple of hours!

Cleaning Out Your Garbage Disposal

It’s also a great idea to thoroughly clean out your kitchen’s garbage disposal in between Christmas and New Years get-togethers. As we mentioned earlier, garbage disposals often get overworked during the holidays, so it can go a very long way to give yours some TLC!

DIY garbage disposal cleaning only requires about one cup of white vinegar being poured down your drain. Let the vinegar sit in your drain for about 15-20 minutes, and then flush out the drain with hot water for a few additional minutes. This simple process can often eliminate grease buildup that comes from Christmas parties.

But when white vinegar isn’t quite enough for your garbage disposal, you’ll likely need professional help. Our team can help you prevent clogs during the busy holiday season, and get your garbage disposal ready for any upcoming get-togethers.

Be Very Careful About What Goes Down Your Garbage Disposal

Garbage disposals are crucial during the holidays, which is why we can’t stress enough just how important it is to take proper care of this all-important kitchen appliance this week. If you feed your garbage disposal too much of the wrong food products, you’ll likely increase your chances of needing repairs.

This is why northern Utah homeowners need to be extra cautious with their garbage disposals during the holiday season, which can sometimes mean making sure that your guests are being careful as well.

Things like pasta, rice, bones and cooking grease can all put a strain on your garbage disposal, and anything that seems clog-worthy needs to be looked out for!

Don’t Flush Your Toilets Too Much

It’s also important to give your home’s toilets a checkup during the holidays, and this is especially the case for your guest bathrooms. If any of your toilets aren’t flushing correctly, they’ll need to be examined for flange leaks, clogs, and water supply issues.

You should also make sure that you have a garbage can in your guest bathroom for un-flushable products that can potentially impact your plumbing system.

Reach Out To Beehive Plumbing When You Need Help With Your Plumbing System This Holiday Season!

Beehive Plumbing is a top-rated plumbing services provider in northern Utah, and our team is used to being extra busy during the days between Christmas and New Years.

It’s important to remember that it’s perfectly normal to experience plumbing issues this time of year, and that our Master Plumbers have your back when you need us at your property for time-sensitive appointments. Reach out to us online or give us a call at 801-849-3849 to schedule your next appointment today!

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