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Planning Holiday Parties? 3 Plumbing Disasters You Can Avoid

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With the holidays around the corner, you're probably making plans for all of your gettogethers. While you're planning the menu and the decorations, don't overlook one very important aspect of your holiday parties… The plumbing.

You might not think that your plumbing has anything to do with your party planning, but it does. In fact, if you don't include your plumbing in the plans, you could end up with a disaster on your hands. Here are a few problems you could face, as well as a way to avoid those problems.

Clogged Drains

One clogged drain can throw a wrench in your entire party, especially if the clog is in a toilet or the kitchen sink. Don't wait until your party to find out you had a problem with your drains.

Schedule a professional drain cleaning a few weeks before your party. This will allow you to get your drains cleaned without worrying about potential scheduling conflicts. It will also help prevent clogged drains from interrupting your party.

Sewage Backups

If your home is attached to a septic tank, your extra guests may put added stress on your septic system. The added stress could result in sewage backing up into your bathtub or yard. If that happens, your guests are going to be faced with foul odors, and you're going to be faced with an embarrassing mess.

If it's been a while since you had your septic tank pumped, it's a good idea to have it cleaned out before the party. While you're having your septic tank pumped, it's a good idea to have them pressure wash the sewage drain leading from the house. This will remove any blockages that might be present in your septic line.

Water Heater Malfunction

Running out of hot water is terrible, especially if you have guests who need to wash their hands. There are several things that can cause your water heater to malfunction. One issue that can cause serious problems involves sediment building up in the tank.

If you're going to be having a large party, or you're having overnight guests, you should have your water heater serviced prior to your guests arriving. During the service call, be sure to have the tank flushed. This will remove built up sediment that can cause your water heater to malfunction. It will also make sure that your guests don't find rust and dirt floating in their water.

With the holidays fast approaching, be sure your plumbing is ready for the parties you'll be having. Scheduling routine maintenance, such as with Blackburn Bennett Plumbing & Heating Inc., on your plumbing can help eliminate potentially embarrassing plumbing issues during the festivities.