The holiday season is fast approaching, and in the whirlwind of preparing for the hustle and bustle, the last thing on your mind is your plumbing. It’s during times like this, however, when sewer maintenance is incredibly important in preventing backups and other complications from happening before the holiday festivities.

‘Tis The Season To Be Proactive

Sewer backups are more likely to occur during the winter months. Tree roots instinctively seek sources of moisture and nutrition, and sewer pipes are rich in both. In the winter, people are more likely to stay indoors, leading to an increased volume of water flowing through the pipes. The tree roots penetrate small cracks in the pipes and grow large enough to partially or completely block the pipes, resulting in a backup.

The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year, but fortunately, there are ways that you can prevent plumbing problems:

  • Don’t dispose of oil by pouring it down the kitchen drain. Instead, place it in a sealed container and throw it in the trash.
  • Garbage disposals are useful for getting rid of leftover food but use them sparingly. Avoid overloading the garbage disposals by throwing most of the leftovers into a garbage bin.
  • Encourage houseguests to avoid flushing paper towels or sanitary products down the toilet and use waste baskets instead.

Treat Yourself

At Drain Doctors, we encourage routinely scheduled drain cleaning services and sewer line inspections throughout the year to ensure that your holiday season is joyous and without major problems. Give yourself peace of mind knowing that all of your plumbing worries will be gone long before your guests arrive this holiday season.