Wintertime brings friends and families together to enjoy cozy feasts and festive times together. Often, homes are occupied as gathering places and kitchens are being used to prepare larger and more frequent meals than other times during the year. The colder weather and increased usage will often put additional stress on your plumbing system, something many homeowners neglect to consider as the pipes are out of sight and out of mind. Before a plumbing disaster strikes and brings the holiday cheer to a halt, consider some preventative maintenance or a plumbing inspection before freezing temperatures strike. Your local plumbers in Romford can provide an inspection service and help prevent the need for emergency plumbing service when things go wrong.
In addition to preventative maintenance, good habits should be encouraged in your household to make sure the water keeps flowing properly. Talk to your family and make sure everyone understands that drains are not meant to be used as rubbish bins. By removing food waste from dishes before they ever enter the sink, you will prevent unwanted debris from entering the drainage system. Equally important is to prevent fats and oils from being deposited in the drains, which can solidify in colder weather and cause drain clogs and terrible smells from bacteria growth.
An often neglected area of potential emergency plumbing problems in the winter are frozen vent pipes. Vent pipes allow drains to function properly, and when hard freezes solidify water within the vents, any drain connected to the system may cease to flow. Few things can put a halt to yuletide festivities like when water stops flowing down drains and toilets! Contact your local Romford plumbers to schedule a preventative inspection before you need to call them for an emergency.