It’s not uncommon for plumbing emergencies to happen around the holidays. Toilets get extra use by holiday guests; more water needs to be drained from showers and sinks; and garbage disposals are sometimes misused. At General Plumbing, we want to be there to help you with plumbing repairs whenever you need them, and that’s why we offer emergency plumbing services in West Palm Beach 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are a few things that you can do to prevent the need for emergency plumbing service. First, be careful not to overwhelm your garbage disposal. Don’t wait for it to fill up before you turn it on, and keep water running into it as you use it. Don’t let things that shouldn’t go into the garbage disposal go down the drain. Secondly, make sure to use strainers in your sink drains, so that you don’t end up with a drain clog because of all the holiday food scraps. Lastly, keep your toilets running properly by making sure materials that shouldn’t be flushed stay out of the toilet. These items include baby wipes, paper towels, cat litter, and cigarette butts. Keep a plunger handy in case a guest ends up needing one.
With that said, there’s only so much you can do to prevent plumbing problems from happening. Sometimes troubles arrive at inconvenient times just out of pure coincidence, and it’s best to deal with them right away before they become worse. If a plumbing emergency happens at your home this holiday season, just give General Plumbing a call—we’re here for you!