Many households will see an influx of friends and family over the holiday period, and while entertaining guests is always a fun prospect, it may result in unexpected plumbing problems. In this blog we explain the plumbing issues that can coincide with hosting events over the holiday period and how to safeguard against them.

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Correctly dispose of grease

If your household is hosting a Christmas lunch or dinner, it’s likely you will be doing a lot of cooking. When cooking Christmas classics like turkey, ham, and even roast potatoes, it’s important that you dispose of the leftover grease correctly. Never pour fat or grease down the kitchen sink, as this could lead to a blocked drain. Instead, scrape the grease into a sealable container and dispose of it with the rest of the garbage.

Protect your drains with mesh screens

With a lot of dirty dishes to wash up, you’ll have to take extra care to ensure that food scraps don’t make their way down the drain. Mesh screens are a great accessory to use in your kitchen sink and will help to catch food scraps that would otherwise clog your drain. It’s also a good idea to install these screens in your bathroom sink and shower, as hosting guests could lead to more hair clogging up your drains.

Provide bathroom bins

It’s important to remember when hosting guests that not everyone has the same bathroom habits as you. One of the most common causes of blocked toilets is people flushing un-flushable toiletries including baby wipes, sanitary products, paper towels, cotton swabs and facial tissues. Ensure your guests refrain from flushing these items by providing a clearly visible waste bin in your bathroom to prevent plumbing problems.

Keep an eye on water use

When hosting guests, it becomes a lot easier to run out of hot water. If you’re worried you won’t have enough hot water for all your guests, consider installing a new hot water heater, or look into environmentally conscious options like timers and solar power.

By following these handy tips, you can relax and enjoy problem-free plumbing over the holiday period. To get your plumbing maintenance taken care of in time for Christmas, contact your local Melbourne plumber: JPG Plumbing. Our professional team can solve all your plumbing issues including blocked drains, toilet repairs and more.