It’s the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year”. For drain companies and plumbers, that is certain. Thanksgiving is just over a week away and we are getting ready for a busy season. To avoid a drain disaster or a plumbing problem, follow these simple tips. Then you won’t have to worry about your home’s plumbing system during Thanksgiving dinner!
1. Don’t use your garbage disposal as a trash can.
Your garbage disposal can only handle so much. It is important to remember that a garbage disposal is for certain foods and liquids. There are several foods that if put in your disposal will cause a backup. Be mindful of what you’re putting down your garbage disposals.
The Definitely Do Nots: Celery, Potatoes, Carrots, Onions, Lettuce, Grease, Oil, Fat, Bones, Egg Shells, Pastas, Rice, Coffee —these items are difficult to grind up and will likely cause a blockage in your drains.
The Can Do’s: Keep your garbage disposal fresh by pouring a small amount of baking soda inside and run it with some cold water. BONUS: add few slices of a lemon peel for a fresh scent!
If your garbage disposal is broken, don’t try to fix it yourself. Give Warrior a call.
2. Watch what you flush.
Are you hosting Thanksgiving? There is a good chance that one or more of your guests might flush something that they should not. Toilet paper and human waste are the only things that should go in your toilet. Sanitary napkins/feminine products, flushable wipes, cleaning wipes, facial cleansing pads, cotton balls, swabs, and paper towels are NOT flushable.
- 3. Showers Schedule.
Wait 10-15 minutes between showers. This allows for the drains to clear, as well as, replenishes the hot water.
4. Fix the existing plumbing issues BEFORE Thanksgiving.
If you have leaky faucet, clogged or slow running drain, a water heater on its last leg, or you’re having garbage disposal issues, give us a call to fix those problems TODAY!
The Warrior wants you to enjoy your holiday worry free. If you run into a Thanksgiving Day plumbing disaster, have no fear. Give us a call.