There’s enough going on around holiday season without having to worry about plumbing problems. Between cooking, shopping, packing, wrapping and spending time with family, who has time to worry about plumbing? If you’re having family and friends over that makes matters even worse! Here are some tips to avoid common holiday plumbing mishaps in Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda areas, it is possible!

Don’t let a clogged toilet get you down. First of all it can be very embarrassing for your guests, so keep a trash can next to the toilet for items other than toilet paper, and it’s also advisable to keep a plunger next to the toilet too. See our earlier blog for tips on clogged toilets.

If you’re planning on a vacation for the holidays, you can’t let your washing machine let you down. Who wants to spend hours at a laundromat while you should be spending time with family and friends? Have a professional plumber check hoses and connections on a regular basis to make sure there are no cracks. It’s also important to clean the lint tray after each use.

Your dishwasher is going to get lots of use during the holidays, so you don’t want it to malfunction during this time making you the dish washer. See our earlier post on this for dishwasher tips.

Keep your water heater running smoothly. It might not get too cold here, but your water heater is responsible for hot showers, clean clothes in the washing machine, washing dishes both by hand and in the dishwasher, so you don’t want it to let you down during the holidays. Have it checked out routinely by a professional plumber. If it’s old and in need of a replacement, discuss it with them when they come out to maintain it, if it isn’t acting properly.

A little bit of preventative maintenance goes a long way. Avoiding holiday plumbing mishaps before they happen can be accomplished. Give McDonough Plumbing a call today, we’re here to help!