There are Thanksgiving tips for just about everything - decorating,
cooking and traveling. But here are five AFTER Thanksgiving tips many
haven’t thought of -- how to keep your drain from clogging! David Selby of Mr. Rooter Permian Basin explains.
Plumbers often seem to walk away a hero from service calls on Thanksgiving. Whether it’s unclogging drains or repairing broken garbage disposals, it’s their busiest time of the year.
“When a large number of people come together, too many leftovers can end up down the kitchen sink,” said David Selby of Mr. Rooter Plumbing of the Permian Basin shop. “Cooks can overwork their garbage disposals, and they won’t realize it until it’s too late.”
This leads to a spike in calls to plumbing businesses like Mr. Rooter Plumbing over the holiday. Plumbers have seen it all – potato skins stuffed inside pipes, turkey bones lodged in the disposal, burnt out disposal motors.
To help prevent one of these things from happening this year, Mr. Rooter plumbers recommend cooks follow these five cleanup tips:
- Don’t put turkey skin and bones and potato and onion peels down the disposal.
- Instead, throw the scraps in the trash or a compost pile.
- Wipe greasy pans and plates with a paper towel before washing.
- Avoid pouring grease down the drain.
- Don't overload the garbage disposal.