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It’t the holiday season and people are embracing the Christmas spirit as the December 25 nears.

However, while we are all busy buying gifts for our loved ones and preparing the ingredients for our Christmas Eve meals, we forget that there is one aspect of our house that will soon be suffering from all the additional grease and food waste on the kitchen sink, as well as the increase water use around the house because of the additional people using the bathroom, tub, toilet, etc.

Yes, I am talking about how the holidays always end up ruining a house’s plumbing system. Whether it’s a clogged sink or a malfunction in the toilet, it has been highly observed that plumbing emergencies do occur higher during the holidays, and the Christmas season is no exception.

The increase in quantity of the people living in the house puts a sort of strain on the toilets and baths because it will suddenly be used more often than it has been used to – more flushing, longer bathing hours, and more people contributing to the materials that usually clog up a bathroom drain or sink.

Same goes for the kitchen sink, where more people will surely be contributing to the piling up of leftover food that causes clogging of the dishwashers and sinks.

Hence, the holiday season becomes a busy season for plumbing experts like CMAC. And while some may think that service becomes delayed because it is the holiday season and plumbers celebrate Christmas too, then you are wrong. CMAC will always find a way to provide convenience to customers, regardless of the season. Hence, do not be hesitant to check out your local pages and look for CMAC Plumbing’s contact details whenever you need them to come for an emergency plumbing situation during a holiday.

Still, while we are at it, let’s discuss a few tips that you can observe in order to make sure that your holidays remain merry and free from worries — including plumbing issues.

Below are a few precautionary measures that you can follow so that you can prevent holiday plumbing mishaps from occurring.

  1. As much as you can, refrain from pouring oil and grease onto your sink. While this may seem an easy and harmless thing to do, you are actually causing a lot of problems for your pipes, as these materials do not get flushed easily towards the sewers. Oils and grease tend to solidify inside the pipes, thus blocking the continuous flow of water. When it piles up, it causes serious clogging that could then lead to more serious plumbing problems. Additional TIP: try using paper towels when cleaning greasy cooking wares. This way, the dirt can be thrown in the trash and can be disposed of properly, instead of it causing an issue in your drainage.
  2. Another tip is to allow water to run through you sink for at least 15 seconds before and after making use of your disposer. This way, you will be able to thoroughly flush the water down towards the sewer line and prevent bits from clogging the pipes. Of course, be sure to “flush” water for just 15 secs so that you won’t be wasting too much water.
  3. Keep the disposer ON while you continuously throw in leftover food. This is a more efficient way to ensure that no leftover will clog the pipes, contrary to how many people wait for the disposer to be full before turning it on.
  4. People in your home should cooperate when it comes to adhering to a shower schedule so that the pipes won’t be strained from continuous use. You should at least have a 10-minute gap between showers to allow the water to fully drain and prevent clogging.
  5. Remind the people in the house to refrain from throwing anything in the toilet bowl. Provide a trash can nearby so they can have a proper place to throw the trash in.

These are all but precautionary measures. However, if you still end up having troubles during the holidays, fret not for CMAC will be there to help you. you can check the company’s Yasabe page for more details.

Happy Holidays!