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Plumbing Maintenance: Preparing Your Home for Holiday Gatherings

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As the holiday season approaches, you and your family are probably beginning to get your home ready for this special time of the year. Out of all the tasks on your to-do list, one of the items you might not consider checking off is your home's plumbing system. With the gatherings you may be hosting, the last thing you should be worrying about is unexpected plumbing blunders. Instead, you should be cherishing family, friends, and traditions during the holidays. Here's how to prepare your house before, during, and after any gathering this year:

Check exhaust fans

Any large gathering will probably increase the usage of your kitchen or bathroom. If you're worried about lingering odors and impure air, you should probably consider your exhaust fans and whether or not they are prepared to take on the extra capacity for the upcoming holidays. That way when it comes time to do holiday cooking, for instance, you can be sure your exhaust fan purifies the air from contaminants like smoke, so you and your guests can celebrate safely and comfortably.

If your exhaust fans are over ten years old, it may be time to consider installing new one(s) just in time for the holidays.

Practice garbage disposal care

The last thing you want to happen during your holiday gatherings is a clogged garbage disposal. To prevent this, you should limit the amount of food you put down the disposal. A good rule of thumb is to discard any kind of food in your trash can as much as possible, especially larger food items. Avoid putting fibrous foods, oil, grease, and hard food items like bones down your disposal. Most importantly, your garbage disposal should not be treated like a trash can. It is only for grinding smaller food scraps that are soft and can be easily liquefied.

By following these best practices, you and your guests can enjoy the aroma of your holiday feast dispersed through the air. If you're planning to have a large gathering, you may like to have a garbage disposal with more power. Our Atlanta plumbers provide garbage disposal installation services, so you can enjoy cooking for large parties without worrying about the after effects.

Ensure toilet maintenance

You can expect your guests to be using the bathroom throughout their time at your home this holiday season. So, this means it's important to check to make sure your toilets are performing optimally just in time for your holiday gatherings. One way to do this is to do a flush check. Also, when it's time to invite everyone over, be sure to have garbage cans in your bathrooms so that people can throw away any non-flushable items to prevent damaging the toilet and clogging it. It also helps to have a plunger nearby just in case it overflows.

Whether you need a toilet repair or replacement, our plumbing specialists at Estes Services can get you up to speed for the holidays with our fixture services, so that your plumbing system doesn't get in the way of your gatherings.

Check water heater

The last thing you would want to have happen when your guests are over is running out of hot water. Make it a warm, pleasant, and healthy experience for them by checking if your water heater is ready to take on the extra capacity of your visitors.

To ensure there's plenty of hot water, you can adjust the temperature of your water heater up a few notches, but make sure not to turn it up too high as this can be dangerous.

If you notice any leaks or weird noises coming from it, and especially if you have had it for more than five years, you might want to consider having one of our certified plumbers at Estes Services come in and do an inspection. You may even want to consider upgrading and having a new water heater installed this season. Check out our Water Heater Replacement Guide.

With a properly performing water heater, you can be sure that your holiday cooking goes as planned and that your family and friends have the most delightful time at your home.

Don't leave your guests out in the cold this holiday season. Make it a warm, pleasant, and healthy experience for them by checking if your water heater is ready to take on the extra capacity of your visitors. Schedule service.

Get Your Home Holiday Ready with Our Plumbing Services

So, there you have it. With the help of this plumbing maintenance checklist, your home's plumbing system is better prepared to ring in the holiday season and rejoice in the festive spirit with your family and friends.

If you need help with any of the plumbing maintenance items addressed in this checklist, schedule service with Estes Services today, so that we can be sure to help you get your home holiday-ready.

Our team of expert Atlanta plumbers can help you determine what's needed and where with our various plumbing services.

We service the greater Atlanta area, including the following Service Areas: Alpharetta, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Cumming, Decatur, Druid Hills, Duluth, Dunwoody, Fayetteville, Johns Creek, Kennesaw, Lawrenceville, Marietta, Mableton, Morrow, Newnan, Norcross, Smyrna, Snellville, Suwanee, Vinings, and Woodstock,

Ensure proper working plumbing systems before, during, and after your gatherings with our team today. It's that Easy; it's Estes!

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