The winter months bring holidays, parties, and lots of visitors, and the last thing any host wants to contend with is a plumbing emergency. Whether you’re facing a stubborn drain clog or a frozen pipe, a professional plumber should be your first call. Your plumber will be able to get your drains and pipes flowing again, but to avoid similar problems in the future, Casteel Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical, an Atlanta Best Pick, has compiled a list of the top four plumbing tips that “can help eliminate the frantic SOS plumbing calls.”

The plumbers at Casteel warn against using harsh chemical drain cleaners in an attempt to prevent or eliminate clogs, adding that “the products themselves can be hazardous and caustic to you and your plumbing pipes, weakening or corroding your pipes with repeated use over time.” Among other plumbing tips to keep in mind during the winter, they also recommend knowing the location of your home’s main water shutoff valve. Follow Casteel’s four simple tips for a holiday season free of plumbing problems.

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