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Helpful Thanksgiving Plumbing Tips

Posted on November 22nd, 2019

Thanksgiving is a time to eat, drink, and be merry — but also panic about your sink not draining? Known to be one of the biggest holidays celebrated in the country, it can also bring on a series of plumbing problems if homeowners aren’t mindful of their plumbing on the big day! 

Before a major problem arises, here are some things to steer clear of.

How to Protect Your Plumbing on Thanksgiving

Not Everything Goes into the Garbage Disposal

You might not have seen this one coming — not everything can be put into your garbage disposal. Believe it or not, those very strong blades aren’t as powerful as you think they are.

If the wrong item is placed in there, they can be tarnished. To keep your disposal intact and avoid a problem, keep in mind that the following should never be tossed down it:

  • Bones
  • Pitted fruit
  • Celery
  • Pasta

Cooking Grease Can Cause a Blockage

Cooking grease is one of the biggest threats to your home’s plumbing. On average, many homeowners think that pouring hot grease into a sink drain will be harmless — in actuality, it can cause a massive problem. 

Think about it like this: When the grease comes in contact with the coolness of the plumbing pipe, it will harden. Once hardened, it will make the pipe narrow and cause a clog — it’s that simple (and frustrating).

To avoid this, pour grease into an old cup or food container, let it harden, and then toss it in the garbage.

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