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Plumbing Tips for Parties and Large Gatherings

The Super Bowl, like any party or large gathering, means plumbing systems will need to work overtime. Avoid a plumbing fumble this Super Bowl by taking some plumbing precautions. Remember, the best offense is a good defense.

Plumbing Tips for Parties

The best party plumbing tip we can give you is to make sure you have had a professional plumbing inspection within the last year. Like your heating, cooling, and electrical systems, your plumbing should be inspected by a professional every year.

The easiest way to prevent costly home repairs is prevention. It is easy to forget to schedule all of these tune-ups for your home, which is why it’s a smart idea to sign up for a home maintenance plan. These yearly inspections don’t cost much and will save you lots of inconvenience and headaches in the future.

  1. Place a plunger and empty wastebasket next to the toiler.

  2. Remove items from the bathroom that don’t dissolve easily, like tissues, wet wipes, paper towels, and sanitary napkins.

  3. Learn where your water shutoff valves are located and how to turn them on and off.

  4. Scrape food waste into the garbage to avoid clogging your garbage disposal. NEVER put grease down your drains or garbage disposal. Either designate one or two people to take care of the cleanup or instruct guests to throw their leftovers away.

  5. Remove items near your toilet that could possibly fall in and cause a clog.

Lastly, if your toilet or garbage disposal does become clogged, don’t fuss until after your guests have left. Turn off the isolation water shutoff valves to the appliance or fixture you wish to designate “out of order” and wait until later to deal with it.

Universal Home Experts wishes you a happy and disaster-free Super Bowl Sunday!

If you do have a plumbing emergency, however, don’t hesitate to call the professionals at Universal Home Experts, open 24/7 (holidays included). We serve the entire Houston area.

Don’t forget to schedule your annual home tune-ups. Check out our VIP Maintenance Program here. Annual tune-ups for your electrical, HVAC, and plumbing systems will prevent future breakdowns, increase energy efficiency, and ensure your warranties remain valid.

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