How to Prepare Your Home for the Holidays

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Getting Ready for Guests

Holiday time means guests — which also means more usage out of your home’s plumbing system on top of fun times, memories, etc. You’ll be running more water, using more electricity, and putting wear and tear on your pipes. But don’t worry - there are things you can do to get ready and minimize any potential damage.

Take Care of Lingering Issues

There would be no worse interruption to an otherwise enjoyable evening than a flare-up of an existing plumbing problem. If it’s something you’ve been putting off getting resolved, now would be the time.

If you’ve been dealing with a half-clogged drain, but it’s been working “well enough,” it’s time to call in a professional to clear that clog. Having guests means you’ll be doing above-average dishwashing, and a clogged drain can quickly go from bad to worse. You should also make sure toilets are flowing properly and not leaking.

Test Your Appliances

When setting up the house for company, you’ll also want to check on your water heater. Make sure all water sources can receive hot water. Also, check to see if there are any leaks around the unit’s base or rattling noises coming from inside. If you come across any issues, contact a local plumber.

It is also recommended that you test your oven, refrigerator, microwave, and other kitchen appliances to ensure they are working properly.

Deep Clean Frequently-Visited Areas

You will likely be cleaning like crazy leading up to guests coming over, but there are some places you may forget. Send a mop or other cleaning device around the bottom and back of the toilet, which can be a significant area of dust or grime. Also, make sure your counters and around the sink fixtures are free from dirt or anything else.

Plumbing Services in Salem

If you experience any plumbing issues this holiday season, look no further than DoneRite Plumbing & Drain, LLC. Our expert technicians are friendly, diligent and get the job done right the first time.