If you have friends and family visiting for the holiday season, chances are that your bathroom is seeing a lot more action that it normally does. While this certainly is not a bad thing, it does mean that you will have to be extra cautious when it comes to making sure that all of the pipes and drains are in good shape throughout the visit of your guests. Pipes are already particularly vulnerable in the cold winter months, which is why you will need to follow certain guidelines in order to keep your bathrooms in top working order.
Something you should be aware of is when everybody takes their shower during the day. You don't want to use up all of the hot water that you have available for people, so make sure that the showers are spread out by at least 10 or 15 minutes. If somebody jumps in one right after another, there will not be enough warm water to go around and the person at the end of the line will end up cold and uncomfortable while trying to bathe.
The pressure of the water will be just as important as the temperature, so you should be cognizant of how strong the water is when it comes out. If you find that the pressure of the shower head is weak, all you need to do is pour a cup of vinegar into a plastic bag, place it over the shower head and let it soak overnight. In the morning remove the bag and scrape off any mineral deposits that were left, and you will find yourself with a normally running shower.
If you are facing issues with your home's plumbing system and need a Washington, DC plumber, be sure to schedule an appointment with John C. Flood today!