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How to Protect Your Plumbing System During the Holidays October 26, 2020

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How to Protect Your Plumbing System During the Holidays, Honolulu, Hawaii

If you typically have one or two overnight guests during the holidays, do what you can to safeguard the plumbing system. While this can seem like an unusual factor to consider while hosting visitors, it’ll help your household run optimally. Here’s how to avoid taxing the water system.

3 Ways to Prevent Plumbing Problems

1. Ask Guests to Mind the Drains

Many household products can clog or damage the pipes if disposed of improperly. Kindly ask your holiday guests not to flush non-biodegradable materials, like baby wipes and diapers, as well as cotton balls and sanitary napkins—these materials will clog the pipes. As a courtesy, place a wastebasket in each guest bed- and bathroom to encourage proper disposal.

2. Watch What Goes Down the Sink

imageGrease, oil, baking flour, and potato peels are typically used in holiday cooking, and they should never be disposed of in the sink. If they go down the drain, they’ll stick to the pipe walls and clog the plumbing system. Whenever you’re preparing meals, keep a plastic bag nearby to conveniently dispose of these ingredients in the trash.

3. Alleviate the System

The plumbing system will experience more use since it’s providing water for additional meals, showers, and laundry cycles. Give the system a break by giving water-using appliances sparingly and switching to efficient fixtures. For example, wash clothes during the week so that your guests can run their loads during the weekend and install low-flow showerheads to reduce water consumption.


If you want help readying the home for the holidays, turn to Waialae Plumbing and Construction in Honolulu, HI. These licensed professionals have provided Oahu homeowners with prompt, reliable plumbing services since 1994. They’ll install new low-flow fixtures and clear clog drains so that you have adequate water flow. To get more information about their services, visit them online or call (808) 735-8595.

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