Tips to Prepare Your Plumbing for the Holidays

The holidays are coming fast! The holiday season can be the worst time to get your plumbing to back up, or your garbage disposal to stop functioning properly. If your household plumbing isn’t ready for your family, now is the time to get prepared. Here’s how you can get your plumbing ready for the holidays.

Clean Your Slow Drains

Slow drains can be frustrating when one or more bathrooms are being used at your home. Clearing any form of waste in your slow drains is the best way to ensure all of the bathrooms in your home work properly. These are some products that have been proven to clear off minor clogs and remove debris from your drains:

  • Vinegar and Hot Water: Vinegar is an acidic liquid that can remove any type of organic debris in your drains. Pour the vinegar into your drains and let it sit for a couple of hours. After that, flush it all down with hot water.
  • Baking Soda, Vinegar, and Hot Water: Baking soda is a cleaning agent used to fight against all types of grease and gunk stuck in your plumbing. Add the baking soda into your drains, then pour vinegar on top of the baking soda. Let both of them rest for a couple of hours. Finally, flush the mixture away with hot water.

Search for Any Signs of Sewage Problems

A simple sewage backup, big or small, can ruin your holiday. If you suspect a sewage problem in your house, Prodigy Plumbing offers trenchless sewage repairs to inspect or repair your plumbing in a quick and affordable manner. Our exceptional team of plumbers will repair any sewage issues in your home from eliminating odd odors to removing debris from your clogged drains.

Place Garbage Cans in Your Bathrooms

Some people might feel the need to flush down items such as wipes or feminine products if they can’t find a trash can anywhere near them. To prevent this behavior, place garbage cans in appropriate positions near your toilet. In a situation where you find your toilet already backs up, contact our exceptional plumbers immediately. We’ll send our skilled plumbers to go to your house and get your bathroom systems working again as soon as possible. 

Clean Out Your Garbage Disposal

During the holiday festivities, your garbage disposal might be one of the most important tools in your house. To make sure it functions properly, add rock salts and ice into the disposal systems. Then, run cold water and turn the garbage disposal on. Not only does this method help get rid of all of the leftover waste stuck inside, but it also sharpens the blades used to cut down all of your food wastes. If your garbage disposal has accumulated a heavy amount of waste, gunk, or build-up to a point where you can’t fix it, our team of reliable plumbers can easily fix your garbage disposal to fully functioning again in no time!

If you are looking for a long-term solution to your plumbing issues, Prodigy Plumbing offers exceptional plumbing services for you. When your house is showing different signs of trouble in your plumbing or sewage systems, our experts are here to help you during the holiday or anytime throughout the year. To get a quote or schedule a service call, contact us today at (562) 413-1928.