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Maintenance for a Stress-Free Holiday Season

The holiday season is right around the corner, and C. Woods Company wants to ensure your home is ready for all that comes with the holiday cheer.

Plumbing, heating, and cooling maintenance are essential for the holidays to ensure you and your loved ones are as comfortable as possible. Taking time to schedule plumbing and HVAC maintenance can prevent any unexpected issues and keep your systems running smoothly in the long run.

  1. Maintaining Garbage Disposals: Holiday feasts can be a feast for your garbage disposal too, with food scraps piling up. To keep your disposal in top shape, remember these tips:
    • Avoid Overloading: Don't overwhelm your disposal with too much food at once.
    • Use Cold Water: Run cold water while operating the disposal to help prevent clogs.
    • No Hard Items: Avoid putting hard items like bones or fruit pits into the disposal.
  1. Detecting and Preventing Plumbing Leaks: Plumbing leaks can be a holiday spoiler. To prevent problems:
    • Check for Leaks: Inspect faucets, pipes, and water supply lines for any visible leaks.
    • Proactive Repairs: If you spot any leaks, don't postpone repairs. C. Woods Company can help you address issues promptly.
  1. Heating and Cooling Maintenance: A well-functioning heating and cooling system is crucial for holiday comfort. Ensure it's working properly by:
    • Changing Filters: Clean or replace air filters to maintain good indoor air quality.
    • Professional Maintenance: Schedule heating and cooling maintenance to prevent breakdowns during the holidays.
  1. Furnace Care: With cooler temperatures, your furnace becomes a focal point. Keep it in top condition:
    • Inspect the Pilot Light: Ensure the pilot light is lit. If not, follow the manufacturer's instructions to relight it.
    • Replace Filters: Clean or replace furnace filters to maintain efficiency and prevent problems.
    • Ventilation Check: Ensure vents and ducts are clear of obstructions.
  1. Preventing Problems: Proactive maintenance can help prevent problems. Some tips include:
    • Set the Thermostat: Keep your home at a comfortable temperature to prevent your heating and cooling system from overworking.
    • Insulate Pipes: In colder weather, insulate exposed pipes to prevent freezing.
    • Guest Preparations: Communicate with guests about plumbing and heating and cooling system usage, such as using the shower in shifts to avoid overwhelming the water heater.

The holidays are a time of joy, togetherness, and celebration, and a smoothly running home is key to ensuring a memorable season. By addressing your plumbing and heating and cooling maintenance needs, including maintaining garbage disposals, checking for plumbing leaks, ensuring heating, cooling, and furnace systems are working properly, and taking preventive measures, you can enjoy the festivities with confidence. For professional plumbing and HVAC maintenance in Tyler, TX, trust C. Woods Company. We're here to help you prepare your home for the holidays, ensuring a warm and stress-free experience for you and your guests. Schedule an appointment today.