7 Plumbing Tips to Prevent Disasters During Back-to-School Season

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Get ready for back-to-school season with expert plumbing tips from Rescue Plumbers Inc.

Do you want to ensure a smooth transition this school year? Worry no more! Let us provide 7 practical plumbing tips to prevent disasters during back-to-school season. 

Back-to-school time in the High Desert is often a whirlwind of activity. Amidst all the excitement, it’s important not to overlook the impact this season can have on your household plumbing. 

The increased usage of bathrooms, washing machines, and other plumbing fixtures can put a strain on your plumbing system. That’s why we’re here to provide you with essential tips to prevent plumbing disasters during the back-to-school rush.

Common Back-to-School Plumbing Challenges

As the school year begins, households often experience a surge in water usage. With more family members getting ready in the morning and using bathrooms throughout the day, plumbing systems can face several challenges. 

These challenges may include:

  • Clogged drains from increased hair and soap scum
  • Toilet clogs from excessive flushing
  • Water pressure issues as multiple fixtures are used simultaneously
  • Unexpected leaks

Tips to Prevent Plumbing Disasters

Educate Kids About Plumbing: Teach your children about responsible water usage. Emphasize the importance of flushing only toilet paper and avoiding flushing toys, wipes, or other non-flushable items.

Establish Bathroom Schedules: With multiple family members needing access to the bathroom in the morning, consider creating a bathroom schedule to distribute usage evenly and prevent overloading the plumbing.

Regular Drain Cleaning: Schedule professional drain cleaning before the school year begins. This will help prevent clogs caused by hair, soap scum, and other debris, ensuring smooth drainage.

A hand wearing a protective rubber glove holding a brush and scrubbing the drain of a bathroom sink.

Invest in Trash Bins: Place small trash bins in bathrooms to encourage proper disposal of items that shouldn’t be flushed, such as wipes, cotton balls, and feminine hygiene products.

Check Washing Machine Hoses: Inspect washing machine hoses for signs of leaks or wear. Replace old or damaged hoses to prevent potential water damage.

Water Heater Maintenance: Flush your water heater to remove sediment buildup. A clean water heater operates more efficiently and ensures a consistent supply of hot water.

Monitor Water Pressure: Check and adjust the water pressure in your home. High water pressure can strain pipes and fixtures, leading to leaks or bursts.

The Official Rescue Plumbers Inc. Back-to-School Plumbing Checklist

To help you navigate the back-to-school season without any plumbing hiccups, we’ve compiled a handy checklist for you to follow:

  1. Educate kids about responsible water usage.
  2. Create a bathroom schedule to evenly distribute usage.
  3. Place trash bins in bathrooms for proper disposal.
  4. Schedule professional drain cleaning.
  5. Inspect washing machine hoses and replace them if needed.
  6. Flush the water heater to remove sediment.
  7. Check and adjust the water pressure.

Make sure you don’t miss any of these items by printing out this checklist and keeping it in a highly visible area of your home!

In Case of Emergency…Keep Calm!

In case of a plumbing emergency, it’s essential to stay calm and take swift action. If you encounter a leak, turn off the water supply to the affected area and contact Rescue Plumbers Inc. immediately for professional assistance.

Ensure Plumbing Stays Reliable Through the School Year

As you gear up for the back-to-school season, don’t overlook the importance of maintaining a healthy plumbing system. By educating your family, implementing preventive measures, and staying proactive, you can ensure that your plumbing remains reliable and disaster-free throughout the school year. 

For more plumbing tips and professional assistance, visit us at or give us a call at 760-241-3100.

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