Our Best Advice for Avoiding Plumbing Problems on Thanksgiving Day

Our Best Advice for Avoiding Plumbing Problems on Thanksgiving Day

Every year around this time, plumbers all across the country each get dozens of phone calls requesting service for severe drain and sewer clogs, backed up drains, and other major plumbing issues. We want to help you avoid becoming one of those callers so that you can enjoy your Thanksgiving with your family and friends. Check out some of our favorite tips for preventing plumbing emergencies on the big day.

Encourage Proper Disposal Use

We know you may have a lot of people using your kitchen on Thanksgiving Day, but we recommend encouraging all of your guests to take care with your garbage disposal, or to throw their food scraps in the trash instead. Large food items can trouble the motor, while some expandable foods like rice may expand inside of the drains and lead to backup into your sinks. The disposal unit cannot break up meat bones and corn cobs, and stringy items like celery could actually wrap around the impeller and create a jam.

Clean the Drains

Did you know that fats, oils, and grease are some of the most harmful substances for your drain pipes? These turn into a solid sticky residue in the pipes and create a greater opportunity for clogs to form. Scheduling professional drain cleaning can improve the condition of your pipes, eliminate FOG, and reduce the possibility of a stressful drain clog on a day filled with celebration and your loved ones.

Be Prepared

You can prepare your plumbing system by repairing or replacing a broken garbage disposal. We also recommend replacing a shallow sink or a faucet that makes cleaning and cooking difficult in any way. Choose a faucet with a high arc or one that you can pull out from the sink to use for filling up large pots and buckets. Finally, make sure you keep a plunger close to the kitchen just in case!

Speak with the friendly team at Allstar Plumbing & Rooter Service Inc. for more helpful advice and for plumbing services in Rancho Cucamonga, CA or the surrounding areas.

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