The busiest day of the year for plumbers is the day after Thanksgiving. Plumbers receive a large number of calls during this time of year to come and fix clogged toilets, clogged sinks, and more. Here's how you can avoid being one of those calls:
Avoid Toilet Clogs:
If you have more than one bathroom in your house for guests to use, then you should encourage the use of it by pointing them in the direction of the upstairs bathroom instead of the downstairs bathroom, which will probably get more use. Since Thanksgiving is the time of year when a large number of family members get together, you also must remember that the toilet in your home isn't going to be used to flushing down the larger amount of waste. If you only have one bathroom in your house, then you may consider hosting the party at another house if possible or minimizing the amount of guests that you invite.
Avoid Sink Clogs:
Sink clogs are a huge problem the day after Thanksgiving. This is because many people aren't careful to not throw food scraps down the sink. Try to encourage guests to throw their scraps away in the trash before putting their plate in the sink. Or you can simply ask that people put their dishes by the sink and you will take care of washing them later. Be mindful of what you are putting down the sink while you are cooking, as well.
Avoid Deteriorating Pipes:
Your pipes won't deteriorate right away the day after Thanksgiving, but if you already have thrown hot grease down the sink in the past, then there is a chance that the pipes are already bad and weak. Since there is a higher amount of use for hot oil during Thanksgiving, this can be a huge problem. You may end up having to call the plumbers the day after Thanksgiving to replace the pipes altogether, which is definitely something you don't want to have to spend money on during this time of year. So be sure that you are letting oil and grease cool, then dump it in the trash before you rinse the pan or plate.
By avoiding these three simple things, you can be sure that you are one less call during the Thanksgiving holiday. You will be glad since it can save you money and a great deal of stress. For more tips on keeping your plumbing in great shape all year, contact a company like Warhold Mechanicals Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning.