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Winter and Holiday Plumbing Advice in the Kitchen

September 15, 2009

Winter Holiday Plumber Tips from Alistplumbers.com

HO, HO, HO.  Here comes Santa Clause, but where art thou Plumber? It’s that time of year again.   The holidays are fast approaching, which means that you need to prepare your plumbing system for the added stresses that is generated when family, friends come together to celebrate. At Thanksgiving and Christmas the average household expands to 12 or more guests. These extra guests can put a serious strain on a home’s plumbing system. To avoid those emergency calls to plumbers, here are some tips that master plumbers advise.

AVOID PLUMBING EMERGENCIES

Big holidays mean big meals which means busy kitchen. Too much food and grease finds its way into the kitchen drain or disposer. Holiday guests also equate to extra showers, bath and lots of extra toilet flushes. It all adds up to potential plumbing disasters.

Pipes clog because of a gradual buildup of grease, hair, soap or food particles. All it takes it one major overload, like a house full of guests, to exasperate the situation and create a clogged drain. Follow these tips to avoid a plumbing disaster.

PLUMBING ADVICE FOR THE KITCHEN

In the Kitchen:  1. Avoid dumping fats or cooking oils down the kitchen drain.  Liquid fats solidify in the pipes and create clogs. Wipe grease from pots and dump into garbage cans.

2. Never put hard-to-grind, fibrous waste down into the garbage disposer. This includes chicken skins, banana peels, carrots peels, celery, pumpkin pulp. The disposer is not engineered to sufficiently grind these items and they will clog your sink drain.

3. Run cold water down the drain for about 15 seconds before and after using the garbage disposer to flush waste down the main line.

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