With so much happening during the holidays, we often forget that one of the biggest demands we have isn’t on the holiday or each other, but our plumbing system. With all the extra cooking, people, and parties, our plumbing systems are expected to kick it into overdrive come December, and we often don’t even check if it can handle the extra work. That’s why a pre-holiday pipe inspection is an absolutely necessary step in your holiday checklist. Here are just a few reasons why.
1. Parties are Better with Clean Drains
One of the worst things that can happen to a Christmas party is a clogged drain, no matter where it happens. If it’s in the kitchen, your holiday cooking can grind to a halt. If it’s in the basement, you’ll have to spend more time mopping up water than hosting your guests. And if it’s in the bathroom, well, the smell isn’t exactly party-friendly. A plumbing inspection with a drain inspection will make sure your pipes are clear for your upcoming party plans. And clear pipes lead to far less unwanted surprises, especially during the neighbourhood Christmas party.
2. The Holidays are More Fun with Unfrozen Pipes
After the presents are unwrapped, breakfast has been served, and everyone is settling down and enjoying the relaxing day, some like to have a nice, hot shower. Or even running water. Neither of these are possible with frozen pipes, which can instantly block your holiday hygiene routine. A plumbing inspection can make sure that your pipes are properly insulated against the frozen temperatures of the holiday season. That way, your plumbing will work all through the holidays, and you can enjoy running water and a hot shower while everyone else enjoys their new gifts.
3. Christmas Decorations Look Better with Clean Eavestroughs
Christmas lights, snowmen, and all the other outdoor decorations of the holidays always look best against a perfectly clean house. If you’ve got dirty eavestroughs, though, your lights and setup will lose a little of its lustre, and your home will look a little worse as a result. But a plumbing inspection can also come with an eavestrough inspection as well. Your eavestroughs will be looked at for their strength and cleanliness, which is essential come springtime. With cleaner and stronger eavestroughs, your decorations will look a little brighter, and your worries about the spring thaw will be alleviated.
A pre-holiday plumbing inspection is absolutely necessary for any holiday enthusiast. Not only can it help you throw better parties with less worry, it can keep your plumbing system happy all the way through the spring thaw. So if you’re excited for the holidays, why not get a plumbing professional to come in and make sure your pipes are ready for the extra work.