The Fourth of July is a time for celebration, barbecues, and gatherings with family and friends. While you’re busy enjoying the festivities, it’s easy to overlook one crucial aspect of your home: the plumbing. With increased activity and extra guests, here are some tips to keep your plumbing running smoothly during the holiday and beyond.

1. Be Mindful of What Goes Down the Drain

With all the cooking and cleanup happening, it’s important to be cautious about what goes down your drains. Avoid pouring grease, oils, or food scraps down the kitchen sink, as they can solidify and cause clogs. Instead, dispose of these items in the trash can or a designated container. Additionally, use a strainer to catch food particles and prevent them from entering the pipes.

2. Avoid Overloading the Garbage Disposal

NO celery, corn husks, and potato peels, which can wrap around the blades and cause jams. Always run cold water while using the disposal to help flush waste through the system.

3. Remind Guests About Toilet Etiquette

With more guests in your home, it’s a good idea to remind them about proper toilet use. Only flush toilet paper down the toilet; items like wipes, paper towels, and feminine hygiene products should be disposed of in the trash. Providing a small wastebasket in the bathroom can help prevent these items from being flushed and causing blockages.

4. Inspect Outdoor Plumbing

If you’re planning an outdoor gathering, check your hoses and outdoor faucets for leaks. This can save water and prevent potential flooding in your yard. Make sure your sprinkler system is functioning properly, especially if you plan to entertain outside.

5. Know Where Your Main Water Valve Is

In case of an emergency, it’s crucial to know where your main water shut-off valve is located. This can help you quickly stop the flow of water and prevent further damage to your home.

6. Have a Plumber on Speed Dial

Even with the best preparations, plumbing issues can still arise. Keep our number 657.467.5862 handy in case you need emergency plumbing services. At Level Up Plumbing, we offer emergency support!

Remember, a little preparation goes a long way in preventing plumbing mishaps. Enjoy your Independence Day festivities and let us handle the rest.

Special Fourth of July Offer

To show our appreciation for our customers, we’re offering a special Fourth of July discount. Mention this BLOG and receive 10% off your next plumbing repair or maintenance. Let us help you keep your home’s plumbing in top condition.

From all of us at Level Up Plumbing, we wish you a safe and happy Fourth of July!


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