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Why the Holidays Can Cause Plumbing Issues


You already have a lot going on with the holiday season. On top of work, regular everyday activities, and perhaps school, you now have holidays and related events mixed in. The last thing you need is a surprise plumbing problem to pop up and require emergency attention.

We are highlighting some key signs that indicate you need drain cleaning in Eden Prairie, MN. You can keep reading to learn about why the holiday season can increase your risk for plumbing problems and learn about the signs you need to watch for when it’s time to schedule a plumbing service.

Toilet Problems

Getting calls for tough toilet clogs is one of the most common services during the holiday season. Many households are hosting gatherings with friends and family, resulting in more people using your toilets.

An uptick in use can easily cause a clog. With all the hustle and bustle, it’s also more likely that things get flushed on the toilet that don’t belong. This may include feminine products, paper towels, and even miscellaneous bathroom items that simply fall into the toilet.

Sometimes a plunger is enough to break down a tough clog, but other times you need to schedule service with our team. If clogs are too big or deep in the system a plunger may only be a temporary solution. Our team can assess the problem to break down the clog completely so you don’t have to worry about it again. 

Kitchen Plumbing Problems

Calls for service due to kitchen plumbing problems are also very common. Whether you have a garbage disposal or not, being busy during the holiday season makes it more likely that food scraps are going down the drain and you are being less diligent about cleaning your drains or garbage disposal.

Even with a garbage disposal, you should still be cautious about what you allow to go down the drain. You should not clean off plates in the sink or use your disposal for things such as eggshells, coffee grounds, starchy foods, and fibrous vegetables. 

It’s also important to clean your garbage disposal regularly using baking soda and vinegar or dish soap. You may even put a handful of ice cubes into the garbage disposal and turn it on as a way to break down tough grime. No matter how busy you are this holiday season, make sure that you slow down and take extra care to watch the things that are going down your kitchen drains. 

You can even take precautions and invest in mesh drain covers that protect your drains around the clock. When you’re done using your sink, simply remove the mesh drain cover and dump the contents into the garbage before replacing it again.

Contact Comfort Matters Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. With you through THE HIGHS & LOWS!

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