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Plumbing Tips Before And After Holiday

The holiday season is a time of celebration and joy, but it can be stressful to prepare for the festivities. With the hustle and bustle that comes with hosting family dinners, shopping for gifts, decorating your home and so much more, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. While you may not have been planning on hiring a plumber this holiday season, there are many reasons why they should be at the top of your list if you’ve got any plumbing issues. Here are some helpful plumbing tips before and after holiday from our team at Shepherd’s Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning. 

Plumbing Tips Before and After Holiday

Before the Holidays: Clean, Insulate, and Inspect

Before the holidays is the perfect time to prep your plumbing system for colder weather and extra guests. After the plumbing system is cleaned of debris, you can insulate it to help maintain the water temperature. Ask your plumber for advice on how best to protect your pipes with insulation or pipe wrap, and if there are any hot water lines running through exterior walls.

  1. Get an annual plumbing inspection before the holiday season
  2. Don’t forget about your faucets – make sure they are free of mineral buildup before the cold weather sets in 
  3. Replace older, worn-out rubber washers on your faucets as the gaskets may dry out during the winter months and lead to leakage over time
  4. Install insulation on your water heater to avoid energy loss during the colder months 
  5. Make sure you have enough water filters or softeners in place 

During the Holidays: Easy and Quick Maintenance 

Keep the plumbing system running smoothly by undertaking simple jobs during your holiday celebration. 

  1. Turn off lights when leaving a room for an extended period of time so as not to waste power
  2.  If you have a clogged drain, try using baking soda and vinegar to unclog it
  3. Be sure to turn off your water supply when you’re not using it
  4. Have a plumber come out to unclog any drains that may be backed up during the holidays
  5. Make sure there’s enough hot water in case of visitors or large gatherings
  6. Turn on the dishwasher at night so it can run while you sleep 
  7. Keep an eye on toilets – if they start making unusual noises or won’t flush, call a plumber right away!
  8. Keep all plumbing fixtures clean with regular maintenance checks every six months or more often if needed

Plumbing Tips Before and After Holiday

After the Holidays: Relax and Reschedule

Once the holiday season is over, it’s time to relax. Enjoy your peaceful home and call a plumber for plumbing maintenance or plumbing repairs if you notice any new leaks or clogs. You can also reschedule your annual plumbing inspection with our team at Shepherd’s Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning! 

If you’ve got any plumbing issues on your list of holiday preparations, we hope these tips will help get them taken care of before and after this season. Schedule high-quality plumber repair services today by calling (650) 422-2466, or use this easy form to get in touch online.

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