Blogs from December, 2020

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The holiday season is upon us, and AllStar Plumbing is here to make sure you have access to prompt emergency plumbing services. Our plumbers also offer expert tips to help you get your plumbing system ready for the holidays. Follow these tips to prevent a plumbing catastrophe this holiday season.

Clean Drains

If it’s been a while since you last had your drains and main sewer line cleaned, schedule it now. Buildup in the drains could cause a backup of wastewater or sewage. As the trusted local plumber in Westlake, LA, we offer routine drain cleaning to ensure your drains work properly.

Install Traps or Strainers

Place a debris trap in your sinks. They collect the food debris, hair and other detritus that easily clogs drains. Use them in the kitchen, laundry room, shower and bathtub drains. They’ll reduce the obstruction of drains and lower your risk of needing any urgent plumbing repairs.

Educate Household Members and Guests

If you’re hosting friends or family for the holidays, educate them about what not to flush down the sink or toilet. Items such as baby wipes, diapers, hygiene products, wrappers and plastics should never go down the sink or toilet even if they are advertised as such. These can build up over time and lead to serious clogs that require our professional plumbing services.

If anyone will be helping you prepare a holiday meal, make sure they know not to put bones, meat, dairy or stringy food debris down the sink or into the garbage disposal. Make sure everyone in your home knows not to send oil, grease or fatty food waste down the sink. Old medications should also never be flushed down toilets. 

AllStar Plumbing is the trusted plumbing company in the area. We handle all kinds of holiday plumbing services, from burst pipes to clogged toilets. You can count on us for a fast response time and quality work. When you have a plumbing problem, contact us today for professional solutions.