Avoid Plumbing Issues During the Holidays

We wrote about this last year around this time, but with the holidays fast approaching once more, we thought it important to cover plumbing issues during November and December. At Dipple in Greenville, we always want people to have a pleasant and festive holiday season, but that fun can quickly be ruined by a backed-up toilet, a clogged drain, or a shower that won't produce hot water. If you're worried about your pipes, appliances, or faucets this year, give us a call right away!

Set Expectations For Guests

If you're hosting the entire family this year, make sure you share with everything the expectations you have for your plumbing. If multiple people are going to be showering every morning, make sure they know that they may have to wait a few minutes for the hot water heater to catch up. If you want to install an on-demand or tankless water heater before the holidays, the team at Dipple can help you choose the best option.

When it comes to your toilets, make sure people understand which ones can be finicky, and which ones to avoid. The powder room toilet may keep running after it's flushed, and if you want it fixed before guests arrive, we'll gladly take a look at it. When it comes to flushing the toilet, make sure guests know that only toilet paper should go into the bowl - no tissues, feminine products, etc. Also, be sure to keep an eye on the little ones so that no toys or wrapping paper find their way into your plumbing!

Keep An Eye on Water Usage

On top of managing plumbing expectations with friends and family, you'll also want to keep an eye on how much water is being used each day. It can be a good idea to budget a bit more for the next water bill, especially if you have several guests staying for an extended period of time. The toilets will be flushed more, the showers will be used more, and you'll be using more water in the kitchen as you prepare your delicious holiday meals. One way to conserve water is to buy bottled water so that people aren't filling glasses out of the tap on a regular basis. Bottled water can also be good to have on hand should you discover that your tap water looks or tastes funny. When that happens, Dipple can be there to take care of the issue.

Keep the Plumber's Number Handy

Nothing can ruin a holiday feast more than a flooded kitchen or bathroom. It's important to have your plumber's number handy in the event of a burst pipe or another plumbing emergency. By saving our info in your phone or writing a note and sticking it on the fridge, you won't have to scramble around to find an experienced plumber when you desperately need one. We offer 24/7 emergency service, so if you get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom only to find that the floor is flooded, we'll be there to help.

If you're getting the house ready for the holidays, and you're cleaning the bathrooms and getting the guest rooms prepared, don't let the worry of unreliable plumbing weigh on your mind. Contact us in Greenville today and we'll come take a look at your pipes, diagnose any issues, and provide any necessary repairs. Above all, we want you to feel confident that you made the right choice in trusting us.