You can expect two parts of the house to exhibit plumbing problems on Thanksgiving Day – the kitchen & the bathroom. Luckily you can avoid plumbing issues by taking a few precautions & using your plumbing wisely.
Dispose of Food Scraps Mindfully: Putting food scraps, such as turkey bones, potato peels or celery in the garbage disposal might seem like a simple clean up – but they can easily become clogged or damage the disposal.
- Run Water After Using the Garbage Disposal: Run your kitchen faucet for a few minutes after you use your garbage disposal, which will help wash everything down smoothly.
- Throw Away Grease: When cooking with fat and oil, be sure to keep it out of your drains. Instead throw it away in a sealed container to avoid plumbing disasters.
- Use A Sink Strainer: This will prevent any large food scraps from going down the drain the potentially clogging it.
- Remind Guests to Be Mindful: If you are expecting a house full of guests, remind them not to flush paper towels, sanitary napkins, flushable wipes, cotton balls or anything else down that can harm your toilet.
Turn Down the Thermostat: Lower the temperature when you start cooking, the oven will heat up the house.
We are deeply thankful and extend to you our best wishes, may you enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving!