Monday, May 4, 2015

Seasonal Plumbing Tips | Plumbing Repair DIY

No matter the season, your household plumbing never rests, especially the kitchen sink and your toilet. Between breakfast, lunch, supper and snacks, according to statistics from the *World Toilet Organization (WTO), the average toilet gets flushed around 2,500 times per year or five to eight times a day. That is more than enough flushes to keep your plumbing working overtime.

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Fortunately, our modern-day toilets were designed to handle such consistent flushing. However, problems can arise at certain times of the year when the amount of regular flushing can triple, quadruple and even more. When might that be, you may ask?

The Holidays: #GoodTimes4plumbers

busiest time for plumbers

Those are the times of the year when extra workloads are placed on our plumbing systems, including pipes and drainage systems. At these times, holiday guests as well as, friends and family tend to lose a little discretion when it comes to what can and what cannot be flushed down the toilet or stuffed into a food grinding garbage disposal. These appliances are not magic though they seem to make things just disappear.
Everything, from the disposal of paper products, to hand washing and toilet flushing, along with dishwater draining and daring use of the garbage disposal, can put an unsustainable strain on your plumbing. It can also have a negative impact on your day should you suddenly discover that the toilet no longer flushes or that the sinks are stopped up and you can't run any water.