Tackle Plumbing Problems before Game Time

How to prevent super-sized plumbing issues from sacking your game day plans.

Jan 29, 2015, 10:00 ET from Benjamin Franklin Plumbing

SARASOTA, Fla., Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Your plumbing is probably a great teammate, most of the time.  To keep it in the game, especially during the big game, you need to take care of it. Events at your home where you have extra guests, extra food preparation and extra usage in the bathroom can put pressure on your plumbing. Here are tips, from the trusted professionals at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing to make sure you don't get stuck during the big game:

  • Gear Up
    A worn or old toilet flapper can create problems in the bathroom and make it tough to flush. Replacing the flapper is a quick and easy thing to do and it can help things flow smoothly during times of heavy usage.
  • Defend your Disposal
    Potato peels and certain vegetables can be tough on a disposal. Throw away what you can in the trash. When using your disposal, use plenty of water to help move scraps down the drain.
  • Pass the Plunger
    Plungers are not just for toilets. You can keep a clean plunger under the kitchen sink to help with clogs or slow moving drains. To use a plunger properly: pull the flange out from the bottom and use a quick pulsing motion to help remove a clog.
  • Game Plan
    Don't wait for a problem to surface and then call a plumber. A plumbing inspection, done by a trusted professional, can identify potential trouble areas before you have a house full of guests and a major plumbing emergency.

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Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is currently ranked by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the leading plumbing franchises. Our trusted plumbing professionals offer customers on-time plumbing services, replacement and repairs done right the first time with courtesy, convenience, cleanliness, competence and character.


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