Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks, spending time with loved ones, and enjoying delicious foods. It is also a time when your plumbing system can be overworked from extensive cooking, large gatherings, and increased use of appliances.
Nothing ruins a holiday quite like an unexpected plumbing disaster. But luckily, with the proper preparation and awareness, you can avoid these issues and have a stress-free Thanksgiving.
Use the Garbage Disposal Wisely
Your garbage disposal will likely work overtime on Thanksgiving, so it is essential to use it wisely. Avoid putting hard or fibrous items like bones, potato peels, and corn cobs down the disposal. Also, be sure to only put small amounts of food at a time down the disposal while running cool water.
Schedule a Plumbing Maintenance Appointment
Not sure if your plumbing system can handle all of your guests? A professional plumber can inspect your plumbing system, identify potential issues, and make necessary repairs before guests arrive.
Be Prepared for Emergencies
Accidents happen, so it is best to always be prepared. Have a plunger accessible in case of minor clogs, and know the location of your main water shut-off valve in case of a major plumbing emergency. When it comes to plumbing, it’s better to be safe than sorry!
Educate Your Guests
If you are having family help out in the kitchen, make sure they know what should and should not go down the drain. Communicate your garbage disposal rules to avoid mishaps (like grease going down the drain, yikes!).
Place a Trashcan in the Guest Bathroom
To avoid clogs and blockages, only put toilet tissue and waste down the toilet. Place a small, visible trashcan in your bathroom so your guests have a place to throw away their trash.
By following these tips and being mindful of your plumbing system, you can avoid plumbing mishaps that can put a damper on Thanksgiving. To make sure your plumbing is ready for your Thanksgiving guests to arrive, reach out to Rainaldi Home Services. Just give us a call at (407) 413-9795 or schedule your appointment online.