Pain in the Drain: The Holidays Can Be Tough on Your Plumbing
The winter holidays are a festive time for many homeowners, but this can also be a rough time for your plumbing system and sewer lines. From incorrect disposal of cooking grease to an excessive disposal of paper waste resulting in clogged drains, these are the main culprits of major plumbing problems during the holiday season. Here are ways to avoid trouble with your sewer lines this holiday season:
1. Never pour oil down a drain.
Baking, frying, and roasting are all wonderful ways to make the most beautiful holiday dinner, until you need to dispose of the excess grease, cooking oils, and fats. Instead of pouring them down the drain this year, try putting cooled fats and oils in a container to dispose of in the trash.
2. Take care with table scraps.
Rather that overusing the garbage disposal this holiday season, dispose table scraps directly into the garbage. You can also use drain baskets and strainers in the sink to catch small food particles that are rinsed from the plates.
3. Don’t flush anything but toilet paper.
To prevent guests from flushing paper towels, sanitary products, or wet wipes down the toilet place a wastebasket in every bathroom and make sure to frequently empty it so your guest has easy access to it.
Even with these preventative measures, it important to have a routine maintenance performed on your sewer line. So, don’t wait until the holiday season to deal with the grimy plumbing problems. Call Mike’s Plumbing & Heating today and deal with your plumbing problems now so you can have a relaxing holiday season!
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