This has been a strange year for everyone, with added stress in a lot of areas. The last thing that you want is for your plumbing system to create more stress in your life. That is why we want to present you with a very simple guide to help you avoid such stress. If you’re safely hosting guests this holiday season, or if you’re just doing a lot more cooking and cleaning than usual for your own family, then this one’s for you!
Before we get into the meat of the post, though, we just want to remind you that The Sunny Plumber Las Vegas is here to help. Even the most careful of homeowners are going to wind up with plumbing problems every now and then. The key to dealing with them successfully is to schedule service immediately. If you have any reason at all to suspect that you need plumbing services in Las Vegas, contact a member of our team right away.
Remember Your Garbage Disposal’s Limitations
We know how it goes. You’re tired after a day full of cooking and cleaning as you go. You were prepping all day yesterday. Thank goodness for the garbage disposal. Just flip it on, leave the water running, and scrape everything right down—
We’re going to have to stop you right there.
Yes, garbage disposals are super helpful appliances. Yes, they can handle a lot of work, but they can’t successfully handle everything you can throw down the drain.
You need to put very fibrous foods (corn husks, celery stalks) and very starchy foods (pasta, beans) in the trash, not the disposal. Otherwise, those starches take on water and swell up in drains, and the fibers from other materials can get wrapped up in the disposal and cause excessive strain.
Careful with the Toilet
With holidays come visitors, with visitors come kids. That’s a lot of increased traffic to the bathroom. Now, we’re not suggesting some sort of toilet fatigue that will start to kick in and cause problems. However, it is very possible that visitors to your home may not be quite as careful with your toilet as you are.
Baby wipes and sanitary products never go down toilets. At least, not if you want those toilets to continue working properly. So, if you have younger children and guests coming to visit in droves, remind them it is toilet paper only! Make sure you have a small trash barrel in the bathroom for everything else.
This one is pretty simple, and a matter of common courtesy. If you have guests staying with you and they’re showering at your house, just ask them to clean the drain trap when they’re done. It’s not an unreasonable request. You don’t want hair getting into your drain, and you definitely don’t want to be cleaning somebody else’s hair out of the drain, right?