- On May 7, 2017
In holidays, everyone remains indulged in family, activities, food, sports, gifts etc. After all, holidays are the time of relaxation and celebration with your loved ones and guests. And surely, a lot of preparation is done beforehand. Hold on!
Did you know that the last thing most of us think of in terms of prepping our home for holidays, is home’s plumbing? The poor plumbing system can really be a great trouble for your guests’ comfort. Above all, leaky showers, chocked kitchen sink and clogged bathrooms are embarrassing. So, why not to do little plumbing upgrades before holidays season arrives?
Is your water heater ready to accommodate more people?
Many of the guests stay for the entire holiday season, therefore, taking care of showering is important. However, the water heater may turn into a Luke warm water source if it is excessively used. How can it possibly accommodate your guests?
Well, a tankless water heater is the solutions. Instead of restoring and re-heating water in the tank, the tankless heater can provide hot water instantly, without storage, while accommodating many hot showers, as well as saving energy. Go for the POU (Point of Use) tankless heater that can easily be installed near the shower, under the bathroom or kitchen sink or anywhere the hot heater is needed. Guess what? Some POU heater comes with a dispenser faucet; perfect for an instant hot cup of tea or coffee.
Clogged drains can make your guests run away
The good news is that you have many guests to cheer with, but with that comes increasing amount of stuff such as hair going into your drains, making them clogged. The problem is often worsened by extreme stink and germs produced afterward. The simplest tip to avoid it is to keep a mesh strainer over your shower drain. Same goes for your bathroom and kitchen sinks. The removable strainers trap the things like hair, jewelry, wrappers etc.
Is your toilet ready for heavy traffic?
Now clogged or leaky toilet is the messiest situation that may leave your guests annoyed all through the event. To avoid it being a nightmare for your guests, make sure its plumbing is in a perfect condition.
Being a host, you must be familiar with tips to unclog your toilet if such situation arises. Keep a plunger in the toilet, along with enough stock of towels, toilet papers and hand soap. Keep in mind that with holidays comes the common problem of toilet paper blockage; therefore, be ready to tackle it.
Holidays make kitchen the busiest spot
One of the key and most interesting elements of a great holiday is food and surely, your kitchen is going to be busy all through the time. The preparation of recipes, cooking and serving food, and lastly dishwashing, all require attention to each and every detail to keep your guests satisfied and cheerful.
What if you ever have to rather give this time to fixing your unprepared kitchen’s plumbing problems? It’s not just frustrating for the host but guests also.
Most importantly, check the kitchen faucet. It should not be leaking and be replaced if it’s on the verge of expiry. Put a well maintained and free-of-leak garbage disposal in place.
The Bottom line…
Plumbing maintenance in advance is good but it is not foolproof. Mishaps may occur even to the most well-maintained homes. However, these tips have proven to be successful in most of the cases for ensuring a fun, easy and memorable holiday season, with nothing to do with plumbing fixes. In the case of more information or plumbing problems, call Kiasu plumbing services in Singapore for inquiries.