If you plan to welcome guests into your home on vacation, you need to make sure your plumbing system is ready to deal with the added wear and tear. Make sure your home is ready to handle the extra capacity by taking a look at this plumbing checklist. Cover drains at home when more people are using bathtubs and showers, that means you’ll get more hair in drains as well. Make sure to prevent clogging of drains by covering drains with screens. This will prevent hair and debris from clogging up your plumbing system. Think of trash cans Even though litter boxes are not part of your plumbing system, they can still protect them from harm. By adding trash cans in toilets and guest rooms, this will prevent your guests from disposing of unnecessary waste and debris in the toilets. This should lead to some incredibly uncomfortable plumbing problems. Check your plumbing system for leaks, always take the time to check bathroom bottoms and under sinks for wet spots. If these toilets and sinks are not used regularly, leakage can be tolerated. If you discover a leak, you need to reach out to trained professionals to take a look at and fix the leak before your guests arrive. Adding some extra hot water capacity Having lots of extra guests can cause the hot water heater to dry out relatively quickly. A 50 gallon tank will save about 20 minutes of continuous hot water at the highest temperature. Given the additional people you will be hosting in your home, this probably won’t be enough. Contact your plumbing professional to learn more about upgrading your hot water heater. Check your plumbing system Finally, make sure your plumbing system is ready for a thorough inspection. If you want to make sure your plumbing system can handle your guests, call the team at A to Z Statewide Plumbing today at 954-981-2133! Now the trending topic of Aaron Atkins is providing exceptional customer service is first and foremost, but when he’s not focused on providing your home or business with the highest level of customer support, Aaron prefers to tie up the pound runner and pier for hours on end. Originally from the Snow Belt in Pennsylvania, Aaron currently resides in sunny South Florida with his wife and three children.