Avoid Plumbing Woes This Holiday Tips to Reduce Problems

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The holidays are around the corner-it's the time for big family dinners and lots of company. This can put serious stress on your home's plumbing system...and there's nothing worse than a backed-up sink in the middle of a family feast. Here are Some Strategies That Can Help Make Your Holiday A Happy One.
  • 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 about what you put in the garbage disposal—Don't get too expansive with your definition of "garbage." There are many things that you shouldn't put in the garbage disposal, such as chicken or turkey bones, fruit and vegetable skin, egg shell, coffee and corn husks. When you do use the garbage disposal, let cold water run through it for 30 seconds after you turn the unit off.

  • 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 company arrives.

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