There are enough things to worry about with travel and getting several people together under one roof without having to worry about anything around the home going wrong.
Especially if the ‘something wrong’ has to do with the plumbing system. During any time of the year, a plumbing disaster is going to be stressful.
However, during the holiday season it is especially stressful as most people are focused on the joy and the happy stress of the season.
Having to deal with a plumbing emergency in the middle of hosting several people for dinner is enough to send anyone over the edge!
Thankfully, there are some things that you can do to minimize the damage that a plumbing emergency has on your home.
If you are preparing to have people over in the coming weeks, make sure that you and the members of your household know these tips:
Do your research now and find a qualified and professional plumber who does emergency plumbing. Write the contact information down on a piece of paper and put it up on the refrigerator. The easier it is get get ahold of a qualified plumber during a plumbing emergency – the less damage you will have to deal with after the malfunction is repaired.
Know where the main shut off valve is for your home’s water supply and where the shut off is for each plumbing fixture. Teach the members of your family about these things as well so, no matter who is home if and when disaster strikes, the damage can be minimized.
Have your plumbing system inspected by a professional plumber before your guests arrive. This is a great way to ensure that everything works properly and that there are no concerns about a plumbing malfunction. Any small leaks or troubles that the plumber finds can then be fixed before they escalate to major problems.
Protect your holiday season by making sure that your home doesn’t spring any plumbing disasters on you. Having a plumbing emergency during the holidays can really take the cheer out of the season.