The holidays are around the corner—it’s the time for big family dinners and lots of company. That can put severe stress on your home’s plumbing system. Remember, 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.
- Don’t ask too much of your garbage disposal — You’ll have more food in the house and more food scraps. Don’t expect your disposal to handle everything. One of the biggest mistakes people make is putting the wrong things in the disposal—things like eggshells, bones, meat, coffee grounds, and pieces of bread are better disposed of in your trash or your compost. Also, keep the food scraps small, and you won’t have any problems.
- Don’t put grease in the sink — Bacon grease and cold water—the perfect recipe for a clogged sink or garbage disposal. The best way to dispose of grease? Fill an old coffee can, let it cool and throw it in the trash.
- Filter everything that goes down the drain — Stop by the hardware store and pick up a couple of those inexpensive mesh screens to cover the drain in your kitchen sink. Better to clog up the screen and throw it in the trash than to have that food form a plug somewhere inside your pipes.
- Don’t flush anything down the toilet that’s not supposed to go there — The toilet is only for human waste and toilet paper..anything else you put in there can cause the toilet to get stopped up.
Contact Public Service Plumbers for Help With Your Holiday Drainage Problems
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