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Back to School Days

Is Your Plumbing Ready to Deal with those Back to School Days?

The back-to-school season is upon us, and that means chaos! The lazy schedule of summer is over, and it is now time to get meals cleaned-up, grooming done, and showers taken all on time. Everyone in the home has somewhere to be at a specific time now that school is in session, but that is not a reason to take shortcuts when it comes to using your plumbing system. 

In fact, during this busy time of year, it is important more than ever to be thoughtful about how you use the plumbing in your home. Here are some things to think about from all of us at Benicia Plumbing. 

When preparing dinner, don’t take a shortcut by shoving a bunch of food scraps down the garbage disposal rather than taking them to the trash can. The result will be a clogged pipe under your sink, which will require the plumbing to be taken apart and cleaned out. This process will definitely get dinner to the table later than you want. Keep things like potato peels, noodles, rice, and other starchy foods out of the disposal.

Nighttime showers are a favorite for kids because it means a little extra sleep in the morning. But, 80% of accidents in the home happen in the bathroom due to a wet and slippery floor. Make sure that no one is rushing in and out of the bathroom when taking a shower or, leaving a shower. This can create an extremely hazardous situation, and a trip to the ER will quickly bring things to a halt in your home.

Make sure that everyone knows to run the fan in the bathroom. It’s a good idea to keep the fan running until everyone has had their shower or bath and teeth are brushed. The condensation that accumulates in the air will land on a surface such as a countertop or a toilet bowl and, if not dried up, will attract mildew and mold growth.

These tips are good rules of thumb all year round, but during the back-to-school season it seems we are less aware of this scenario, so please always make these tips a priority to keep everyone in your home safe and on-time.

About Benicia Plumbing

When you do business with Benicia Plumbing, you can count accountability, punctuality, transparency and quality and that is our non-negotiable promise. From the first interaction through the successful completion of any project, you can be certain that Benicia Plumbing, Inc. will endeavor to do everything it can to make your experience the best it possibly can. You can also rest assured that Benicia Plumbing will always maintain the necessary licenses and insurance coverage required by the State of California, and when your job is completed, we will always leave the job site cleaner than when we got there.

Sources: Wikipedia and MSN