Well, we are plumbers in Crown Heights and not technically etiquette experts – let’s just start with that. But we do have first hand knowledge of how festive gatherings can often lead to holiday stress. Plumbing problems don’t have to ruin relationships!
For example, let’s take the most common holiday plumbing problem – the clogged toilet. Toilets clog for any number of reasons but the most common one is that someone flushes an inappropriate item down the toilet. For example, the guest who long ago figured out that diapers go in the trash can at home tries to flush them down the toilet at your place.
Should You Fix The Toilet Yourself? Probably Not.
Now the toilet is clogged. What are you going to do? While it might be tempting and understandable to lose your temper, there’s nothing your guest can do to fix the situation now. Instead, call your Crown Heights plumber. Drain cleaning is quick, affordable, and lots more fun than trying to fix the issue on your own.
Baby diapers are one common item that shouldn’t be flushed down toilets. Holiday guests have also been known to flush hand towels, underwear, entire rolls of toilet paper, and more! We honestly don’t know what causes people to do this. In the case of small children, it’s the fact they don’t know any better. But if your sister has been clogging up your toilet every Thanksgiving since 1987, perhaps there’s deeper relationship issues to address.
Other plumbing issues that come with holiday guests include garbage disposal disasters (make sure to read our previous blog, it’s a thrilling commentary on what holiday foods will wreck your garbage disposal) and using up all of the hot water. Is your water heater truly undersized or is the fact your brother-in-law showers for 75 minutes really the issue? Your Crown Heights plumber can help you solve mysteries such as these.