Preparing your home for the holidays can be a lot of work, especially if you’re expecting a large number of guests. With Thanksgiving being right around the corner, it’s important to ensure your plumbing is ready for the worst! Garbage disposals, sink drains, toilets and more all require upkeep.
The kitchen is busy during Thanksgiving, which means so are your appliances that work so diligently through the hustle and bustle! In order to avoid a kitchen disaster, there are some things you must remember:
- Oils and greasy substances build up in your sink drains and make it more susceptible to clogging. Cooking oil is commonly used for many recipes, so try to dispose of it in a trashcan. Even if you haven’t used a cooking oil, just the cooking process itself can produce grease. Recyclable paper towels are a smart choice for wiping up any of these messy substances.
- If you need to separate foods from one another, be sure to use a strainer. This will prevent large items from falling inside of the drain that could possibly cause issues later on.
How to know if you have a clogged drain?
- Water is moving slowly down the drain, or there’s a complete standstill.
- Toilet water bubbles when the sink is turned on.
- Gargling sounds occur inside of the drain.
- An unpleasant, rotting aroma surrounds the kitchen sink.
Clogged Garbage disposals:
- Avoid throwing fibrous items down the disposal. A few examples include fruit peels, meat fats, and celery.
- Eggshells can also be rough on the disposal blades. Although there’s some of a gray area regarding what is acceptable for the disposal, it’s better safe than sorry.
- Try out this effective, efficient and reliable drain-cleaning service before your guests arrive! If your drains are cleaned ahead of time, you are less likely to be burdened by these plumbing mishaps.
Unfortunately, clogged toilets aren’t limited to the holidays; they are easily created and unpleasant to clean up. Here’s some reminders of what NOT to flush down the toilet:
- Cotton balls and swabs
- Disposable diapers
- Sanitary napkins
- Feminine products
Your shower is used to a certain amount of hair fall per use, and the person cleaning the shower drain typically knows how often to do so. But with the holidays comes houseguests, and with houseguests comes clutter. Prevent a disastrous shower drain with the help of a drain cover. Drain covers allow water flow without the passing of hair strands.
Faucet & Toilet Upgrades:
If you have any outdated bathroom fixtures that you want to replace before your guests arrive, the professionals at Mr. Rooter Plumbing are here to help! Updating can also prevent potential damages caused by leaks and floods.
Enjoy this Thanksgiving with your loved ones, without wasting any time on plumbing problems. If any of these issues happen to arise, don’t hesitate to call your local Mr. Rooter Plumbing! Our emergency services are quick and reliable.