Big holiday meal preparation and clean up can lead to a lot of waste in the kitchen drain and garbage disposal. Also, a house full of guests equates to additional toilet flushes, dishwashing, laundry and showers, all of which put a strain on a home's plumbing system.
Avoid a visit from your plumber this holiday season by following these clog-prevention tips:
1. Never pour fats or cooking oils down drains as they solidify in pipes. Instead, wipe grease from pots with paper towels and discard in the trasn.
2. Avoid putting stringy, fibrous or starchy waste in the garbage disposal. Poultry skins, celery, fruit and potato peels, for example, cannot be sufficiently ground up.
3. When hosting guests, it's a good idea to wait ten minutes between showers so slow drains have time to do their job and water has the time to reheat.
Check out the illustration of how to dispose of food properly at:
This information was provided by ROTO-ROOTER Plumbing and Drain Service. As always, if you are in need of assistance with any plumbing or drain problem, professional Roto-Rooter plumbers are available 24/7! You can call them at 604-736-1323