Are you having a party this Memorial Day weekend? If so, there are several common plumbing problems that are often caused by parties that you should try and avoid this holiday weekend. Some common Memorial Day plumbing problems include:
- Clogged drains
- Clogged garbage disposals
- Backed up toilets
Now that you know what kinds of plumbing problems you can expect this Memorial Day weekend, let’s talk about how you can easily prevent them.
Preventing Clogged Drains
One of the most common issues that we here at Public Service Plumbers find our customers facing after Memorial Day parties is a clogged drain. Often, guests are less-than-careful when it comes to what they let down your drains. One easy way to prevent drain clogs is to use disposable cutlery and dishes. You can also make sure that you have plenty of trash receptacles around where guests are eating and drinking. You can also place a firm yet polite sign in front of all your sinks that clearly tell guests what shouldn’t be placed in your drains.
Things to avoid putting in your drains include things like:
- Food waste (unless you have a garbage disposal)
- Vomit (disgusting we know, but it happens more often than you’d think)
Preventing a Clogged Garbage Disposal
Just like with your drains, there are things that should never be put down a garbage disposal. Unfortunately, not everyone knows what should and shouldn’t go down the disposal. To keep things simple, you can always block off the garbage disposal with a plug that you can find at almost any home goods store. You can also make a list and place it on a sign in front of the disposal telling your guests what they can and cannot put in it.
Things to avoid putting down your garbage disposal include:
- Egg shells
- Fat or grease
- Hard vegetables (raw carrots, celery, etc.)
- Non food related waste
Prevent a Clogged Toilet this Memorial Day Weekend
One of the most common mistakes people have when it comes to their plumbing during a Memorial Day party is only allowing all your guests to use a single bathroom on your property. Now, we understand that many people only have one bathroom. If that is the case, then you may wish to consider renting a portable toilet (Porta-Potty) for your event. If that is impossible, please make sure that your guests know what should and should not be flushed down the toilet. Things to have your guests avoid putting in your toilet include:
- Wet wipes
- Paper towels
- Feminine hygiene products
- Food waste
Contact Public Service Plumbers if Things Get Out of Control
If after following these tips and tricks you still wind up with plumbing problems following your Memorial Day party this weekend, then feel free to contact the professional plumbers here at Public Service Plumbers. We’re always standing by to help you with any and all your plumbing woes! Have a great Memorial Day weekend!