5 Plumbing Tips for a Stress-Free Christmas

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5 Plumbing Tips for a Stress-Free Christmas  

It’s Christmas, we get it. You’re busy planning lunch and finding space for the rellies to stay over. The last thing on your mind right now is your plumbing. But nothing ruins Christmas faster than a clogged toilet, or a burst pipe flooding your kitchen. So here are some helpful tips to make this Christmas your most stress-free yet.  

Fix the Little Drips  

You might remember that you need to push down on your kitchen tap to make it run, but your guests won’t. Your visitors might unintentionally make a small problem worse. So make time to fix all those little drips and quirks in your home.  

Read 5 ways NOT to fix a leak 

Check Your Toilets  

Christmas normally means a full house, so your bathroom is going to be one of the busiest rooms in your home. Check that your toilet is flushing properly. If it’s slow to drain, call us immediately. A blocked toilet is the last thing you need on Christmas Day.  

Space Out Showers  

Are the family staying over during the Christmas break? That’s a lot of showers every day. Ask your guests to wait fifteen minutes between each shower. This will allow enough time for your pipes to drain properly. It will also potentially avoid clogging up your plumbing.   

Use All Your Bathrooms  

Use all your bathrooms on Christmas Day if you have more than one. It may be easier to clean and maintain only one toilet, but letting your family use all available bathrooms will alleviate stress on your plumbing fixtures. Not to mention it will stop any awkward line ups.

Scrape Your Plates  

We know that doing the dishes is everyone’s least favourite job (especially on Christmas!) but taking the time to scrape your plates before you pop them into the dishwasher could save you from a plumbing catastrophe. Those sticky food scraps could block your pipes. Scrape your plates into the bin instead. And don’t forget to dab off any grease with a paper towel.   

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