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With Fourth of July coming up this week, here at California Plumbing SD we want to help you prepare your home for the festivities this holiday brings if you’re hosting in your home! These preventative steps, before and during, are going to help avert any plumbing mishaps whether you have a couple of friends and family over or if you through a big party!
Toilets Kindly remind your guests to only flush toilet paper down your toilet! Anything and everything else should be thrown in a trash bin. Feminine hygiene products, trash, wipes or anything else will clog and possibly overflow the toilet. If this happens shut off the water for your toilet, use a plunger to dislodge the obstruction. Turn the water back on and flush the toilet to make sure its been flushed out. If the water rises, and before it overflows, call California Plumbing SD so we can come by and help you! Garbage Disposal Keeping your kitchen sink garbage disposal is a must, especially with the extra dishes being washed and the extra food being washed down! Be sure to keep large and hard-to-break-down foods out of the disposal, such as fruit pits, bones, vegetable or fruit peels, grease or fats! All of these items and similar types can possibly cause a clog in the disposal when it can be prevented by throwing these food items in the trash! Front and Back Yards Run a quick inspection round in the front and back yards making sure that all the sprinkler heads are not broken. If you have pop up sprinklers, make sure none are sticking out to prevent anyone from tripping on them. Also, make sure that there are no puddles of water sitting on the lawn, they either caused by improper grass watering or a broken pipe! California Plumbing SD wants you to enjoy your holiday no matter what in America’s Finest City! That means if you have a plumbing incident, call us! We’re here to help!