Having Christmas At Your Home With A Lot Of Relatives? 2 Plumbing Problems You May Have

Posted on: 15 December 2016

If you are having Christmas at your house this year and you have a lot or relatives, there are things that could go wrong. Plumbing may be the number one thing you could have problems with on Christmas day. Knowing about these things can help you prevent them so you can enjoy spending time with your family and having Christmas. Two things that you could have problems with is your toilet and kitchen drain.


Someone at the Christmas dinner may eat something that doesn't agree with them and get diarrhea.  If so, they may have so much diarrhea that it stops up your toilet. The last thing you want to have happen is to have that mess all over your floor. Someone could simply put too much toilet paper into the toilet.

To help prevent this from happening, keep a plunger within easy range for your guests to use. There are pretty containers that will hold the plunger so it does not look too bad sitting next to the toilet.

If there are small children at your home on Christmas day, they could easily throw a small toy, such as a car or block, into the toilet bowl without you even knowing it. If your toilet is clogged, this may be the reason. Tell the parents to watch the small ones and not let them go into the bathroom by their self.

Kitchen Drain

Someone may throw something down your kitchen drain that should not be. For example, if they are helping you cook they may pour grease down the drain or may pour coffee grounds down it. This and many other things will quickly clog the drain.

To help with this, put containers on the counter that are clearly labeled for grease and another for kitchen scraps.

In case you do get a clog, keep some vinegar, and baking soda close by. Pour some hot, boiling water down the drain and then about a cup of baking soda. On top of this put about 2 cups of vinegar. Put the drain plug over the drain and the reaction between the baking soda and vinegar will eat through the clog. This will take about 10 to 15 minutes.  Once the clog is clear, pour some more hot boiling water down the drain.

If you do have problems on Christmas day that you cannot take care of, there are 24 hour emergency plumbers that you can call to come to your home to get the problem fixed for you quickly.