As a renter, you also have the responsibility to take care of your plumbing system. Now that the holiday is inching close, you’ll surely be prepping for some gatherings and celebrations—and if you’re careless, you may put your plumbing system into too much stress.
Get some simple plumbing maintenance tasks done this holiday season. Read this post for some tips.
Protect Your Drainage
The foods you prepare for the holidays can hurt your drainage. To protect the drains in your sinks, you can use a strainer to catch excess foods that cause build-up and clogging in the pipes. Also, don’t pour oils, fats, or grease down the drain as they can mix with other elements in your sewer, creating a nasty accumulation of chemicals and blockage in your pipes.
Learn Some Easy Fix
You must know some easy repairs for simple plumbing problems. One thing you should know is fixing a clogged toilet. Your home won’t be accommodating enough for the guests when your toilet is clogged. So, it is always a good idea to have a plunger inside your bathroom to fix the issues.
Clean Your Dishwasher
A holiday celebration also means mountains of dishes to wash. With too much work on your kitchen, make sure you never ignore your dishwasher. Before placing the containers into your dishwasher, be sure to rinse them off. Use the appropriate amount of water in your dishwasher to prevent the soap from overflowing. If you notice your dishwasher leaks, immediately call your landlord or the plumbing experts to address the problem.
Manage Your Water Heater Energy Consumption
If your hot water bill isn’t included in your contract and is paid separately from your rent, then you should learn how to manage your consumption to save energy. Set your water heater unit to its most efficient temperature of 120 degrees. Doing so will save you money and ensure your home never runs out of hot water.
Prevent Pipes From Freezing
The holidays are cold enough due to the shallow temperature outside. The freezing weather could cause damage to your plumbing system when left unchecked. The cold temperature can freeze the water inside your pipe, and the pressure can cause the pipe to burst. To prevent this, let a small number of water drops to run in your faucet and open your cupboard doors underneath your sink to allow warm air to circulate in your pipe.
Keep your rented home in good shape by following these holiday plumbing tips. Should you need more suggestions or expert services, call our experts at Napps Cooling, Heating & Plumbing.