Plumbing Issues Can Increase With Thanksgiving Meal Preparation

Plumbing drain clogs

thanksgiving day plumbing problems with drainsThanksgiving meals may taste good at the dinner table, but once everyone has had their fill of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and a variety of vegetables and delicious desserts, according to the most referred Twin Falls plumber, these delicious dishes will clog your kitchen sink pronto.

You may not know that the day after Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for the plumbing professionals in Pleasanton. Plumbers will take hundreds of calls on Thanksgiving day, and hundreds more the day after and through the weekend.

Plumber Pro Tip of the Week

Tip #1 Please don’t pour cooking oils, fats or grease down drains. Pour them into a coffee can or let them cool down and dispose of the gelatinous substance into the trash.

Tip #2 Avoid putting any stringy vegetable or fibrous starchy waste through the garbage disposal. (Potato peels, pumpkin fibers, celery, fruit peels or turkey skin).

Tip #3 Always make sure that the water is running when turning on the garbage disposal.

Tip #4 If hosting holiday guests wait 15-20 minutes between showers and encourage each guest to clear any hair from the shower drains before turning over the bathroom to the next guest.

Tip #5 Keep some hand towels near the bathroom sink and encourage guests to place them in the sink while grooming. Many things get dropped down the drain from toothbrushes, makeup brushes and razors to cotton swabs and jewelry.

Tip #6 Never flush cotton balls, swabs or facial scrub pads down the toilet.

PLUMBING TRADE SECRETS: Define and address plumbing problems before the holiday; remember your household plumbing’s limits, says the most referred Pleasanton plumber. Chances are that the house already has a partially clogged drain or two but the problem is not altogether noticeable yet. However, once a few more people begin to shower and use the bathrooms in the house, couple that with all the food preparation going on in the kitchen, the drains will become overwhelmed.

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