Clean Drains Before the Holidays

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Drain cleaning should be part of regular home maintenance and it's best to get it done before Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's Eve. Storm drains may contain dirt, leaves and roots. Tree roots love to grow inside the main sewer line. Kitchen drains can have grease and food build-up. Many holiday parties have been ruined by these lines backing up at the worst time, according to Kevin Garza, President of San Jose Plumbing, Inc., a Diamond Certified company.

Expert drain cleaning and some precautions will help you avoid big problems during holiday parties. Ask your plumber to check all your drains and snake those that need cleaning. Good plumbers should also check faucets, garbage disposals, toilets, traps and the water heater. And finally, clean the gutters, check all storm drains and use lots and lots of water when putting food down the disposal.