While a good plumber in Round Rock, TX, can certainly help you prepare your home’s plumbing for the holiday season, there are still plenty of things you can do on your own. Here are just a few to keep in mind, courtesy of the Kinsey Plumbing Services team:
Clean Your Drains
Since your drains and other plumbing fixtures will be under more stress than usual during the holidays, you will want to make sure that they are clean and in good working order. You can clean out your drains with some store-bought liquid drain cleaner as long as you use it sparingly, but a mixture of baking soda and vinegar followed by some hot water will work just as well and be much safer for your plumbing. You should also have a plastic plumbing snake and a plunger on hand for more difficult clogs, although you should contact a plumber from Kinsey Plumbing Services for anything that turns out to be too difficult.
Buy a Drain Strainer
You can avoid a lot of plumbing repairs by picking up a drain strainer for your bathtub or shower. These tools prevent hair and other potentially harmful materials from going down your drain and creating a clog. These are fairly inexpensive, and you can find them at practically any hardware or department store.
Check for Leaks
You wouldn’t want to be surprised with your water bill after the holidays, only to find out there is a leak somewhere. Consult our local plumbing company to see if there is any maintenance check that we will need to conduct over the season. We will be sure to be thorough.
For more advice on how you can prepare your plumbing for the holidays or to learn more about our plumbing services, contact Kinsey Plumbing Services today. Feel free to call us or fill out the online form to schedule an appointment.