To avoid a plumbing problem during Thanksgiving dinner, we suggest you follow these simple tips.
Don’t Treat Your Disposal Like a Trash Can
Your garbage disposal can only handle so much, sometimes, it can’t handle many different types of foods and liquids. So be mindful of what you’re putting down your garbage disposals.
Don’t put these things down your garbage disposal:
Celery, Potato Peels, Carrots, Onions, Lettuce, Grease, Oil, Fat, Bones, Eggshells, Pastas, Rice, and Coffee Grounds. It’s difficult for the blades to grind these items up and cause more blockage in your drain.
Do, keep your garbage disposal clean by pouring a small amount of dish soap inside and run it with some cold water. Add in a couple slices of lemon peel for a clean and fresh sent!
Always run cold water when using your garbage disposal. If your disposal is broken, don’t try and fix it yourself.
If You Think There is a Problem Don’t Run the Dishwasher
The dishwasher discharges into the garbage disposal. So if you think there is a clogging problem with your garbage disposal don’t run your dishwasher.
Only Toilet Paper and Human Waste Should be Flushed Down the Toilet
If you’re having overnight guests or you’re hosting Thanksgiving, chances are somebody won’t follow your “toilet paper only rule.” Try posting a sign in your bathroom that warns your guests to not flush the following items:
Sanitary napkins/feminine products, Flushable wipes, Cleaning wipes, Facial Cleansing Pads, Cotton Balls & Swabs, Paper towels. These items can clog up your pipes.
Wait 15 Minutes Between Showers
If you have a house full of guests, wait 15 minutes between showers. This not only replenishes your hot water, but also allows your drains to clear.
Fix Existing Plumbing Issues Before Thanksgiving
If you have leaky faucet, clogged or slow running drain, a water heater on its last leg, or you’re having garbage disposal issues, give us a call today so you are all set for guests.