Holidays a Pain in the Drain? Best Drain Cleaning Tips

Chula Vista drain cleaning for kitchen and bathroom plumbingDon’t let the holiday season cause problems for your home’s pipes and drains. Unfortunately, the winter months are one of our most active months in terms of emergency plumbing calls. Improper garbage disposal usage, excessive toilet usage, and careless disposal of cooking grease can lead to blocked drains and costly sewer line problems.

A little bit of know-how will keep you off the phone with an emergency plumber during your Thanksgiving meal. Here are a few tips to prevent clogged drains and blocked sewer lines during your holiday festivities.

Don’t Pour Oil or Fat Juices Down the Drain

It may be convenient to pour grease and cooking oil down the kitchen sink, but there’s nothing convenient about a kitchen sink that doesn’t work when you have 25 guests in your home. These substances harden as they cool and this can create a blockage. Store oil, fat, and grease in glass containers to avoid this mess.

Practice Mindful Flushing

The toilet is probably one of the most abused plumbing fixtures in the home. From too much toilet paper being used to the wrong kind of items being flushed, it doesn’t take much for a toilet to overflow and cause a mess. Avoid flushing feminine hygiene items, paper towels, cleansing wipes, facial tissues, etc. If it’s not toilet paper, don’t flush.

Call for Preventive Maintenance Services

Planning on having a full house at Thanksgiving or Christmas? You can get ahead of any problems by hiring your local plumbing service to perform drain cleaning services such as hydro-jetting and video camera inspection. These services are economically priced for nearly every budget and can prep your pipes for excessive usage during the holidays.

Of course, sometimes no matter what you do a problem might rear its ugly head at the worse possible moment. If this happens, don’t wait. Call for emergency drain cleaning in Chula Vista right away to prevent additional damage to your home or plumbing system.

Call your friendly and fast, local plumbers at Chula Vista Swift Plumbing for all of your drain cleaning needs!

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