With the holiday season just around the corner, many of us are already in full swing, preparing our homes and decorating for Thanksgiving and Christmas. But amidst all the festivities, it is easy to overlook an essential aspect of our homes—our plumbing system. Petri Plumbing, a trusted name in plumbing services, is here to ensure that your holiday gatherings go off without a hitch.
As someone with over two decades of experience in real estate [I owned a boutique Real Estate Brokerage for two decades]. I have seen firsthand the disasters that can unfold when plumbing systems are not properly serviced and maintained. This is especially true during the holiday season when we have more guests and increased usage. That is why I am excited to share these invaluable tips and insights from Petri Plumbing to make your holidays truly worry-free.
Prevent “Brown Friday” with Petri Plumbing
Did you know that the day after Thanksgiving has been dubbed “Brown Friday”? Not only is it the busiest shopping day of the season. But it is also the busiest day for plumbers. When it comes to plumbing, Brooklyn’s very own Petri Plumbing is your go-to source for expertise and assistance.
Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking with Chris Petri, a fifth-generation plumber and the proud owner of Petri Plumbing, a business with a legacy dating back to 1906. My conversation with Chris gave me an insider’s look into the culture of Petri Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, and Drain Cleaning. What sets them apart is their unwavering commitment to putting their customers first. Here is what you can expect:
- Top-Notch Service at Competitive Prices: Petri Plumbing goes above and beyond to ensure you get the very best service at prices that will not break the bank. Your satisfaction is their ultimate goal, and they stand by it with a 100% guarantee. If it does not work, you do not pay.
- Highly Trained Professionals: Their team is not just skilled but highly trained to handle all your plumbing needs with precision and care. They never compromise on the quality of their work, and they prioritize communication and cleanliness in your home.
The Power of Prevention
We all know that prevention is often the best approach in life, and this holds true for your plumbing system. Chris recommends scheduling a plumbing checkup one month before the cold season begins. This ensures your plumbing is in excellent shape before the holiday hustle and bustle.
Additionally, one week before hosting guests, take the time to ensure your drain system is functioning smoothly. Run water in your sinks for 10 to 15 minutes to check for proper flow, and flush your toilets to ensure there are no issues. However, it is not just about a pre-gathering check. Scheduling an annual inspection and maintenance by a licensed plumber is the ideal way to prevent any mishaps from turning into expensive disasters.
A Must-Do Before Gatherings: Drain Cleaning
Prior to hosting large gatherings, drain cleaning is a must. This ensures there are no embarrassing clogs and eliminates any chance of unpleasant odors wafting through your home. Drain cleaning not only clears away blockages but also removes harmful bacteria from your drains and pipes. Part of this service includes inspecting the main drain with a camera to spot potential issues before they escalate.
Tips from Petri Plumbing
First, you MUST educate your guest—make sure you share your house rules because no one knows your home better than you. Do you have a temperamental toilet? Should certain doors remain closed because there is a draft? House rules keep your home safe, and educating your guests on these rules helps to keep the fun and enjoyment going.
Things to Avoid—Petri Plumbing
Educating your guests is crucial. Make sure to share any house rules, as nobody knows your home better than you do. Are there any temperamental toilets or drafty areas that should remain off-limits? House rules maintain safety and enjoyment.
Now, here are some things to avoid:
- Only flush toilet paper and human waste down the toilet—no wipes, whether personal cleansing, baby, facial, or flushable.
- No Hair. In the tub, clear away hair daily or use a hair catcher that can be easily removed and cleaned.
- Full items of food are a NO NO. The same rule applies to your sink, as well as your garbage disposal—no food items in the kitchen sink or dishwasher. Dispose of scraps in the garbage before placing dishes in the sink or dishwasher.
With these tips, your time spent with family and friends during the holidays will be truly joyful, free from plumbing problems that can be easily prevented by taking proactive measures.
We want to thank Chris from Petri Plumbing for sharing his insights. If you still need to perform your necessary maintenance or require assistance, do not hesitate to contact Petri Plumbing today. Your plumbing needs are in good hands with Petri Plumbing, ensuring a happy and hassle-free holiday season.