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Holiday Plumbing Tips: Prepare Your Pipes for a Stress-Free Season

The holiday season is a time of joy, festivities, and spending quality moments with loved ones. However, amidst the celebrations, your home’s plumbing might face increased stress due to extra guests, cooking, and colder temperatures. To ensure a hassle-free holiday season, here are some expert holiday plumbing tips from Schrader Plumbing to prepare your plumbing:

1. Inspect and Repair

Before the holidays kick in, conduct a thorough inspection of your plumbing system. Check for leaks, drips, or any signs of damage in pipes, faucets, and fixtures. Addressing minor issues early can prevent major problems during the busiest time of the year.

2. Mindful Kitchen Habits

Cooking and hosting guests can strain your kitchen plumbing. Avoid pouring fats or cooking oils down the drain, as they can solidify and cause clogs. Scrape excess food into the trash before rinsing dishes to prevent blockages.

3. Bathroom Maintenance

With more people using your bathrooms, ensure they’re in top condition. Remind guests not to flush anything besides toilet paper. Provide a trash can nearby to discourage flushing items that could lead to clogs.

4. Protect Pipes from Freezing

Winter holidays often mean plummeting temperatures, which can freeze pipes. Insulate exposed pipes, especially in colder areas of your home or in unheated spaces like the garage or basement. Let faucets drip during freezing weather to relieve pressure and prevent freezing.

5. Moderate Water Usage

During gatherings, staggering showers and laundry loads can reduce strain on your plumbing. Encourage guests to wait a few minutes between showers to allow water heaters to recover and avoid overwhelming your system.

6. Be Proactive with Maintenance

Consider scheduling a pre-holiday plumbing inspection with a professional. Experienced plumbers, like those at Schrader Plumbing, can detect potential issues and perform preventative maintenance, giving you peace of mind during the busiest time of the year.


By taking proactive steps to prepare your plumbing for the holidays, you can avoid unexpected disruptions and ensure a smooth, stress-free season. Remember, a little maintenance and awareness go a long way in keeping your home’s plumbing in top shape.

For comprehensive plumbing services and expert advice tailored to your needs this holiday season, contact Schrader Plumbing. Let us help you enjoy a worry-free and festive time with your loved ones.

By implementing these holiday plumbing tips, you can ensure a smoothly running plumbing system throughout the season. Get in touch with Schrader Plumbing for personalized advice and assistance in maintaining your home’s plumbing.

Happy Holidays from Schrader Plumbing!

Categories: Burst Pipes, Clogs, How to's, Sewer Lines, Toilets,
By: Michelle Kurcina

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Last Modified: December 11, 2023 at 3:12 pm