The hustle and bustle of the holiday season often leads to increased water usage. From extra loads of laundry to additional showers for guests, it's important to be mindful of water consumption. Being mindful of water usage during the holiday season is not only environmentally responsible but can also help prevent plumbing issues and reduce utility bills. Encourage your guests to take shorter showers, fix leaks promptly, run full dishwasher loads, and consider installing water-efficient fixtures to reduce water waste.
Your water heater is the unsung hero during colder months. Enjoying a hot shower, taking a warm bath, using your dishwasher, and cleaning your clothing and bedding are all daily comforts we rely on for a consistent hot water supply. Scheduling regular maintenance is important to ensure the longevity of your water heater and minimize the risk of leaks or tank damage. After all, nobody wants to face the inconvenience of emergency repairs due to a sudden lack of hot water in their home.
Be careful about what you put down in your garbage disposal, as certain foods and liquids can cause unwanted clogs. Three crucial substances to avoid putting in your garbage disposal are fats, oils, and grease, which are the primary culprits for blockage. In this season of enjoying delicious leftovers, while the temptation to dispose of them down the drain may occur, it's important to refrain from doing so. Instead, certain items should be discarded in the trash to prevent potential disposal issues. View our previous post to read what you should and should not put down the garbage disposal.
Flushing items down the toilet can cause clogs, which puts your toilet out of commission with guests in your home. Avoid flushing these items down the toilet.
Don't let plumbing issues disrupt your holiday festivities. Schedule a pre-holiday plumbing inspection to identify and address any potential problems. Checking for leaks, ensuring proper drainage, and inspecting the water heater are essential steps to prevent unexpected issues when you have a house full of guests. Call Atlas Butler 24/7 at 1-800-FURNACE to speak with a representative, or visit atlasbutler.com to schedule your plumbing maintenance.