How to Keep Your Plumbing Functional This Holiday Season


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The holiday season is upon us, and along with it comes gatherings and get-togethers that will undoubtedly do a number on your plumbing. However, you can’t have your plumbing and drains give out on you when you’re preparing for the festivities. This is where Gold Star Plumbing & Drain, as a specialist in drain cleaning in Gilbert, AZ, can help.

Apart from our plumbing and drain repair services, we offer these tips on keeping your plumbing running efficiently so you can enjoy the holidays hassle-free.

Dispose of FOG Properly

You’ll typically be cooking and washing a lot of dishes a lot more during this season than at any other time of the year, so one of the most common concerns is clogged pipes caused by fats, oils,and grease (FOG), as well as other types of cooking oils. You can reduce the risk of sewer replacement when entertaining your family or guests by setting aside the cooking oils and putting them in jars or containers and throwing them in the trash instead of down the sink drains.

Stagger Shower Times

You don’t have to ask your guests to refrain from showering when they stay over, but you can ask everyone to wait at intervals after every shower so there’s time for the plumbing to process the amount of bathwaterthat’s passing through the pipes. Less strain on the plumbing can reduce the likelihood of needing sewer repair services.

Get a Drain Strainer

Drain strainers are a great way to make sure that your drains are free from clogs caused by hair buildup. Drain strainers are fairly inexpensive and relatively low-maintenance while still being a great preventive measure against clogs.

If you do end up needing a drain replacement or any plumbing service, don’t worry – Gold Star Plumbing & Drain has got you covered. Contact us to schedule an appointment.



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