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How to Prevent Plumbing Disasters This Thanksgiving

Posted on November 12th, 2014

Did you know that Black Friday is one of busiest plumbing days of the year? While most of the Thanksgiving feast goes into our bellies, some of it inevitably makes its way down the kitchen sink. And although we at Plumbing Medic certainly don’t mind bailing you out, you’d probably rather be eating leftovers and shopping till you drop the day after Thanksgiving than dealing with a plumbing crisis. With that, let’s discuss how to prevent plumbing disasters this Thanksgiving.

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Avoid pouring oils down the drain. These fatty substances become solid once they’ve cooled, which can lead to a bad clog. Instead, use a paper towel to wipe grease and fat from your pots and pans, and toss them away with the trash.

Stuff the turkey, not the garbage disposal. Some people treat their garbage disposal as if it’s a Thanksgiving turkey ready to be stuffed. Throwing everything into your garbage disposal will only lead to one thing: an expensive repair. Prevent problems with your garbage disposal this Thanksgiving by slowly feeding it.

Rinse dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. Resist the urge to let your dishwasher do all the work this Thanksgiving. It’s important to scrape foods off of your plates and properly rinse them before placing them in the dishwasher. Otherwise, scraps may collect, preventing your dishwasher from draining properly.

Following these tips should prevent plumbing disasters this Thanksgiving. If not, don’t worry – Plumbing Medic is here for you. We answer our phones 24/7 and offer same-day service. Call us at (602) 649-6435 24/7 for your plumbing needs. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Google+ and Twitter for more tips!

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