Holiday Prep Tips from a Plumber

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Don’t let a clog or leak persist in your plumbing this holiday season! The last thing you would want is for your toilets, sinks, or pipes to stop working while you have guests over or to add stress to an already busy time of year. If you want to avoid the stress of calling a plumber in an emergency, then follow these 5 tips to prepare your plumbing system for the holidays.

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  1. Avoid chemical drain cleaning products. These chemicals are toxic and can create long-term damage to your pipes, making you spend more money on pipe repair.
  2. Don’t throw oil or grease down the drain. Any excess grease or cooking oil from cooking a meal can harden in your drain and be very difficult to remove. The hardened oil will attract other debris or food particles, creating a huge drain clog.
  3. Be careful of what you flush. Never flush baby wipes, hair, cotton swabs, paper towels, dental floss or even flushable wipes. All of these items will clog your toilet.
  4. Have alternate disposal. Make sure to have a trashcan by your toilet so that guests don’t flush anything down the toilet that should be throw away instead. Also, keep a plunger handy to immediately fix any minor clog that may occur.
  5. Use hot water for blockages. Hot water is one of the most effective methods for drain cleaning. It works as a lubricant to loosen any blockages. Run hot water down your drain frequently to reduce buildup.

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If you find yourself in need of a plumber or drain cleaner this holiday season, trust Hoffmann Brothers licensed and professional plumbers to take care of all your plumbing needs. Our plumbers can repairreplace or install any plumbing fixtures in your St. Louis home.

Request service online or call us at (314) 664-3011.

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