You have likely got a list a mile long of things to do and items to cook, when the holiday season is in full swing and your house is packed full of family members, though it may not be as crazy as years past with a global pandemic. While your family is visiting or you’re having friends over for a holiday party, or even just trying to enjoy the immediate family members, the last thing you need is a holiday plumbing disaster occurring. To help you avoid plumbing disasters in the Greater Lebanon, MO area, we at Randall’s Plumbing would like to share the common holiday plumbing disasters.
Washing Machine that Wont’ Fill with Enough Water
Easily halting holiday plans is a broken washing machine. When you go to wash a load of clothes and realize the washing machine has broken down or is leaking, planning and packing for a holiday trip can quickly come to a halt. While others are out celebrating the festivities, you may find yourself spending hours at a local laundromat cleaning your clothes. You can avoid this, however. You can remove buildup and other problems by performing routine washing machine maintenance such as running a cycle of washing machine cleaner. To make sure they are still in good condition, have your plumber check washing machine hoses periodically.
Bad Dishwasher Water Inlet Valve
When you spend hours washing holiday dinner dishes, a malfunctioning dishwasher is possible. From Thanksgiving dinner to Christmas lunch and New Year’s Eve, a dishwasher gets a lot of use during the holidays. You may be spending precious hours washing dishes, pots, pans, and silverware from your holiday dinner if malfunctions during this time. Dishwasher leaks and other issues can stem from overloading your dishwasher. Before loading them into the dishwasher, ensure your drain area is clear by rinsing off plates as well.
Clogged Toilet with Poop, Wipes & More
On a holiday gathering, clogged toilets can put a damper on things. Being that it can increase the chances of a toilet mishap occurring, it’s natural that the toilets in your household
will be used more frequently in the event you have lots of guests or family over. For that your guests won’t try to flush things down the toilet that don’t belong there, like sanitary napkins, baby wipes, and more, make sure have a small trash can next to your toilets if you do not have one already.
Water Heater Failure
Creating unwanted chill to holiday mornings is water heater failure. It can be especially inconvenient when you have a house full of visiting family members for the holidays, though when water heaters stop working or fail, it is always inconvenient. During holiday preparation and planning, hot water is used for a myriad of things, from showers to washing dishes to cleaning clothes. To ensure it’s working well and there are no leaks, it’s best to routinely examine your water heater. When they come out to maintain the water heater, something you can discuss with your plumber is if older units may need to be replaced entirely.