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Tips to Avoid Holiday Plumbing Woes

December 8, 2020 | Blog

The holidays are here, and you have big plans to bring family and friends together. The last thing you want is a leaky faucet or a backed-up drain. The turkey may be perfect, but no one will remember if there’s a plumbing emergency. Here are some simple steps you can take to ensure a happy and stress-free gathering, free of plumbing challenges.

Never Put Grease Down The Drain

Never put grease down the drain or in the toilet!!—Remember how grandma used to have a coffee can on the top of the stove, where she poured all the excess bacon grease and other fats? Grandma never had to worry about plugging up the sink with hardened oils and grease. Grease and oil should go in the garbage, not in your home’s drains.

Be Careful What You Put In The Garbage Disposal

Be careful about what you put in the garbage disposal—Don’t get too expansive with your definition of “garbage.” You shouldn’t put many things in the garbage disposal, such as chicken or turkey bones, fruit and vegetable skin, eggshell, coffee, and corn husks. When you do use the garbage disposal, let cold water run through it for 30 seconds after turning the unit off. Cold water actually does a better job of pushing waste through your drain than hot water.

Use Toilets Properly And Have Your Plumbing Inspected

Use the toilet for its intended purpose—The toilet should only be a disposal system for human waste and toilet paper: no paper towels, swabs, cotton balls, or feminine products.

Have your plumbing system inspected before Thanksgiving—Unfortunately, many of the potential problems with your plumbing are not visible to the naked eye. An inspection by a professional can identify those concerns so that you can remedy them before the company arrives.

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