Thanksgiving Plumbing Tips
If you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year or you’re simply a guest, the last thing you need in a home is for a plumbing problem. First and foremost don’t treat your garbage disposal like a garbage can. Disposals can do a lot of good, however, if you can throw an item away, do it. And NEVER pour grease down the drain. Turkey grease will harden and come back to haunt you.
HERE’S a few tips:
- Don’t put grease, oil, or stringy vegetables, such as celery stalks or potato peels (basically any large, tough food scraps or stringy foods) down the garbage disposal.
- Make sure you turn your garbage disposal on before putting any waste inside, and also let the water run for a few seconds first.
- Since your garbage disposal is one if the most vulnerable pieces of equipment in your home on Thanksgiving Day, consider playing it safe and throwing all food in the garbage instead.
- If something falls into the garbage disposal by accident, NEVER put your hand down the disposal without first turning power off at the source. There is a switch on the garbage disposal unit that will turn power off. If you can’t find the switch, turn off power to the unit from the breaker box.
- If you find yourself in need of some professional plumbing assistance, we will be available to help you out!