The table is set, the candles are lit. Your home is clean, cozy and smells delicious after all your hard work in the kitchen. Just as guests arrive, you notice a puddle near your dishwasher. Your plumbing is backed up and you are only one toilet flush away from a very wet holiday. 

With the holiday season well upon us, it is easy to forget disasters that can derail a meal and make unpleasant memories. Unfortunately, our emergency services are often around the holiday season. We have had our share of flustered home owners with major plumbing issues call us for help only moments before guests arrive.  

This year, save yourself the emergency call – and the headaches – by doing your inspections and replacements now. Here’s what you need to look for to keep your holidays free of plumbing and sewer drama. 

Your faucets
Take care of your dripping faucet or your leaking sink now. Leaks and drips are often signs of wear and tear that will soon turn into a hassle.  

Your water heater
There are few things worse than a guest stepping in to a cold shower, or being unable to run a load of dinner dishes due to freezing water. If your hot water heater is older than seven years old, or if it is making bizarre noises, it is time for a replacement or maintenance. 

Your sump pump
Flooding in your basement is a wonderful way to turn a big Thanksgiving gathering into a hot mess. Be sure that your home is safe from flooding issues by inspecting your sump pump and assuring it is running at its best. 

Your garbage disposal
Without a functioning garbage disposal, your meal preparation and service won’t run as smoothly. If you have been worried that your disposal is on its last leg for awhile now, get it replaced before your guests arrive. 

Don’t let your holiday turn into a stressful mess. Give the team at Elk Grove Village Sewer and Plumbing a call to talk about your concerns. We will help you determine the best course of action that will leave your home safe (and dry) without breaking your budget.