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:
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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
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.
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
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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