Memorial Day Plumbing Prep

Memorial Day Weekend is right around the corner, and many are getting ready to open their homes to their friends and family for a seasonal bbq, small get-together, or maybe casual dinner. No matter how you plan to celebrate, we want to ensure that you are ready to entertain without any unexpected plumbing or home issues ruining your weekend. 

Here’s what to consider before you entertain at home: 

Check Your Yard Setup

Of course, you’ll want to make sure your tables and chair and lawn is ready, but what about your outdoor plumbing? You’ll want to double-check that any sprinkler systems you have are set not to go off when your guests are gathering on the lawn. Is your hose out and ready to be used if needed? In case of a fire, you’ll want to ensure that your hose is ready to be of assistance to avoid further damage, not to mention that it will help with cleaning up down the road. 

Don’t Ignore Your Drains

It’s pretty easy to ignore the water starting to go down the drain slower than before or the little gurgle you hear when it does, but the longer you wait, the bigger the problem becomes. There could be several reasons why your drains are slow, or smell, or gurgle, and you don’t want the weekend full of guests to be the one where that problem comes to ahead. When ignored, many of these issues, such as a blockage, can lead to an emergency plumbing call. To avoid any issues, it’s best to get your drains cleaned and examined before entertaining. 

Practice Proper Fire Safety

Are you planning to grill up something good this weekend? Beyond having your hose ready for safety, you want to ensure your grill is not near any structures or buildings. Always check that it’s clean before use, that it’s stable, and that there are no gas or propane leaks.

With these safety tips and plumbing prep behind us now, the team at Barker and Sons Plumbing hopes you have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

Your Trusted Anaheim Plumber 

And as a plumbing company that specializes in gas leak detection and repair, we know how especially important it is to be aware of gas leaks when using a propane grill – if anything seems unusual to you, stop cooking right away and wait to use the grill until a professional has taken a look!