Our Newport Beach house rentals undergo routine maintenance and regular cleaning to help keep everything in perfect working condition for our guests. However, when it comes to plumbing, guest behaviors can build up over time to make a lasting impact, potentially compromising the experience of future guests as we work to address clogs, leaks, or water damage.
While these problems are rare and swiftly addressed, there are several steps you can take to help keep your vacation and the vacations of future guests as hassle-free as possible. Here are our top four tips to keep our pipes happy and avoid unexpected disruptions.
Among the primary culprits of clogged pipes are clumps of hair that wash down the drain in showers and sinks. And at the beach, people tend to take showers a lot. You can help keep this from impacting our plumbing by collecting hair before it has the chance to wash down the drain. Or, if you prefer, you can easily find silicone drain covers for under $5 at local supermarkets in Newport Beach. That way you can enjoy your shower and not have to think about drains at all.
Our maintenance team has had to remove all sorts of items from kitchen sink disposals because guests aren’t always aware of what should and shouldn’t be washed down the drain. Whether it’s lemons and limes, whole tomatoes, or the trimmings from your meat prep, there are some foods you shouldn’t be putting in your disposal! Avoid putting large chunks of food in your disposal, as well as raw meats, oils, fats, fibrous food items like artichokes, potato skins, and corn husks, and of course any non-food items. It’s the small food scraps that break down easily that our disposals are built to handle without needing repair or intensive cleaning.
Rather than trying to fix something yourself, please get the help of our maintenance professionals by contacting us promptly when you encounter plumbing issues! The number to contact is listed in your guest packet.
Staying with us in the off-season? We rarely experience below-freezing weather, but just in case you’re here during a cold snap, there are a few things you should know to keep our pipes happy. When staying at our Newport Beach house rentals during cold weather, please keep the heat set to at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Why? Because when cold weather hits, our pipes are at risk of freezing, which can cause them to burst. When pipes burst, this results in a need for emergency repairs to your plumbing and it can even cause extensive water damage that impacts your stay.
While you’re at it, opening cabinets and allowing faucets to drip when temperatures dip below freezing can help keep pipes warm and prevent them from bursting.
That’s it for our plumbing maintenance tips for our Newport Beach house rentals! If you’d like to see any future tips and recommendations from us in the future, make sure you bookmark our blog page for easy access to upcoming posts. Finally, if you don’t want to miss out on special promotions and seasonal updates for our vacation rentals in Newport Beach, CA, follow us on Instagram!
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