Plumbing Tips for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is just around the corner, and we hope that your house will be filled with guests, joy, and laughter. However, the upcoming festive season might end up less cheerful and more upsetting than you predicted if you overlook your home’s plumbing maintenance. Here are a few tips to ensure that plumbing issues won’t be part of your holidays:

Preventive Maintenance

We know that you’re very excited to deck the halls for the holiday season, but don’t forget the importance of preventive plumbing maintenance. Nobody wants to interrupt the Christmas dinner to deal with a burst pipe, so here’s a checklist with a few basic plumbing tips, like making sure that your pipes are insulated.  

Garbage Disposal

You’ll have more guests coming over and, consequently, more leftovers. While it might be tempting to just throw all the food in the garbage disposal, certain items shouldn’t end up in there. For example, cooking oils, pasta, and potato peels can clog your garbage disposal.

Shower Drains

When it comes to shower drains, hair and soap are a recipe for disaster. Together, they can cause slow drains or even cause a disgusting water back up. It’s super easy to prevent it, though. All you have to do is to install a drain catcher and clean your drains every once in a while.


Truth be told, toilets can clog fairly easily. It takes only a few cotton balls and a bit of extra toilet paper to cause a real mess. If you’re reading this blog, you’re likely a diligent homeowner that already knew that. What about your guests? If you find it awkward to tell them what they shouldn’t flush, just buy a sign and hang it up on your bathroom wall.

We hope these tips help you avoid plumbing issues in the upcoming holiday season. At Goff Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, our skilled team strives to give our customers the exceptional services they deserve. If the worst happens, remember that we have 24/7 emergency services available. Contact us through our website or give us a call at (903) 838-6923 to schedule a visit.