Indulging in great food and having the opportunity to visit out-of-town friends and relatives are the main reasons why most people consider Thanksgiving as their favorite holiday. But with all your relatives in the house, along with the augmented activity in the kitchen, your Erie plumbing may take an absolute beating on Thanksgiving. It’s no wonder plumbers all over the country are receiving non-stop calls from customers who overworked their garbage disposals or experience problems with their toilets or bath.
With all the holiday fun and cheer, no one wants to deal with the hassle and inconvenience of a plumbing disaster.
Here are some plumbing tips you need to keep in mind for a better, happier thanksgiving. These tips will save your Erie plumbing from Thanksgiving clogs.
Take care of your plumbing problems
More people mean more chances for something to go wrong. If your plumbing has been acting funny lately, be sure to schedule a plumbing check-up before your guests arrive. Sure, this may set you back a few hundred dollars, but you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your plumbing is in great shape.
Protect your garbage disposal
Many of you will be happily stuffed this Thanksgiving, but your garbage disposal shouldn’t be. Avoid pouring cooking oil, fat, celery, potato peels, poultry skin and turkey bones down the garbage disposal. If you do use the disposal, make sure that you feed waste gradually so as to avoid overloading.
Throw the scraps in the trash. Don’t treat the garbage disposal like a trash can.
Prepare the bathroom
Make sure there are trash cans in each bathroom so guests won’t be tempted to flush things such as cotton balls, baby wipes and cigarettes down the toilet. It is also a good idea to have a plunger available so you can tackle clogs in the toilet, shower or bathtub.
Everyone at Paradigm Plumbing wishes your family a happy Thanksgiving. Hopefully, these tips will help you avoid plumbing emergencies this holiday season.