Preparing for Christmas can be an exciting but busy time. From decorating the house and school plays to planning Christmas dinner, there are plenty of tasks to tackle. However, it is important to not forget one crucial aspect of Christmas preparations – plumbing. Here are a few plumbing precautions to take before the madness of Christmas begins:

Check for clogged or leaking drains 

Christmas time often means more food and new people doing the dishes, as well as additional people using the bath, shower and loo. This can result in more frequent clogs in drains. Avoid blockages by checking for the start of clogs in sinks, bathtubs, and toilets. Run a drain cleaner or flush them with hot water to ensure smooth drainage, and keep an eye out for leaks in taps, pipes, and toilets.

Use drain covers

To protect your plumbing from unwanted food items, consider using drain covers or strainers in sinks. This will help catch any food particles or other debris that would otherwise clog your pipes at the worst possible time.

Watch out for frozen pipes

Frozen pipes are a common issue during the Christmas season. To prevent pipe bursts, make sure to properly insulate any exposed pipes and if a pipe does freeze, thaw it out slowly – never use a blowtorch or other open flame to thaw pipes. If you are unsure on what you’re doing, call a qualified plumber to make sure that the situation doesn’t get any worse

Get small issues repair before the holidays, don’t risk a Christmas nightmare

If you have any plumbing concerns or issues, don’t wait for the new year in hope it will be ok. A professional can assess the situation and provide expert advice on any necessary repairs or installations that need doing, to ensure a safe and festive holiday season.

If you’re looking for a qualified plumber in Surrey with loads of experience and great reviews, get in touch with Deacon Heating and Plumbing today.