House Call Company Shares Top Plumbing Problems During the Holiday Season

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Dec. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The day after Christmas, plumbers can see their business grow between 20% and 40% over a normal day. Given the increase of pipe usage with holiday guests, House Call Company, Hampton Roads’ premiere HVAC, plumbing, electrical and insulation company, wants homeowners to prepare for common plumbing issues. One thing residents do not want this winter is a plumbing problem – luckily the experts can help!

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  1. No Hot Water – Properly functioning water heaters are necessary during the holidays. To ensure yours is not overwhelmed, turn up the heat to maximize its capability, 120 degrees F, to help the hot water last longer.
  2. Garbage Disposal – Rather than instructing guests to put left over food in the garbage disposal and risk clogs, House Call Company recommends disposing of table scraps in the trash.
  3. Toilet Clogs – It seems like common sense, but you don’t want to take the chance that someone flushes down the wrong thing. Have a waste basket handy for guests to throw away trash. Still have concerns? A funny reminder on the countertop may do just the trick (and serve as interesting reading material).
  4. Frozen Pipes – While the temperature in Hampton Roads doesn’t typically get below freezing until January, it’s a good preventive measure to fit your pipes with insulation or foam the walls and slabs where they reside. In severe cold weather, let uninsulated faucets drip to prevent bursting.

“This holiday season, we don’t want homeowners to deal with plumbing problems while entertaining,” said Raymond Walsh, general manager of House Call Company. “A little preemptive maintenance can go a long way to help prevent water damage and save thousands of dollars in repairs.”

If you know your plumbing system isn’t in good condition, don’t wait for a sign of trouble. Call the professionals immediately. House Call Company’s plumbers carry leak detection equipment, which can help track down the problem’s source. Visit today to learn more!

About House Call Company

As Hampton Roads’ premiere HVAC, plumbing, electrical and insulation company, House Call Company is a one-stop shop offering a holistic approach to improving homes; therefore, improving lives. From heating and air conditioning to plumbing, electrical and home performance services, House Call Company helps homeowners live in the most efficient and comfortable home possible. A preferred service provider for both Service Nation and Angie’s List and an approved contractor for Dominion Virginia Power’s home energy programs, House Call Company has helped homeowners all across the East Coast for over 12 years.

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