How To Prevent A Plumbing Clog On Memorial Day
Are you asking for a plumbing clog to ruin your holiday plans? Follow these tips to prevent a clogged drain.
Are you wondering, “A plumbing clog on Memorial Day? What does a plumbing clog have to do with Memorial Day, Tom? Plumbing clogs don’t happen on Memorial Day only.” True, but they usually occur in the kitchen or a bathroom when lots of cooking is taking place and there are lots of people in the house. And there you have it. Memorial Day, lots of cooking, lots of people and the possibility of a plumbing clog.
Now for the how-to-prevent-a-plumbing-clog part …
Prevent a plumbing clog
No matter what the reason for a house full of people, an increase in the use of your home’s plumbing could lead to a messy and quite disgusting incident in the kitchen, bathroom or even the laundry room. Use these how-to tips to avoid a clog in the kitchen or bathroom and get the most out of your weekend festivities.
Tip #1: Use your garbage disposal properly
Ask any home-kitchen cook and they’ll tell you, garbage disposals are a wonderful invention. No efficient kitchen should be without one. (Visit Best Garbage Disposal Reviews to find a top-rated disposal if your kitchen needs one). They can be temperamental though, so be kind.
While cold water is flowing into the sink, slowly feed small amounts of garbage into your disposal. Make sure the small amounts are mulched well and down the drain before adding the next small amount into your disposal. Your garbage disposal may be a super power in your kitchen, but too much all at once can plug it up or bind the mechanism.
Never put big pieces of meat, fatty material, fibrous foods such as celery or grease down your disposal either. Again, such materials can plug it up or bind it up.
Tip #2: Dispose of grease and oil properly
Don’t dispose of grease and oil in a toilet, sink or garbage disposal. Dumping grease down the drain is flat out asking for a plumbing clog. Dispose of it while it’s warm and pourable into a lidded container. Put the lid on it and toss it into the garbage can.
Tip #3: Use your toilet properly
Let’s see. How do I write about this tip? I know! I’ll just come right out and say what needs to be said. Everyone, guests included, should mind their manners in the bathroom. No one should put the following items into the toilet:
- Cotton swabs
- Cigarette butts
- Feminine products
- Floss or disposable floss picks
Yes, a host of items which are not suitable to go down the toilet could be mentioned, but items listed above will clog a toilet. Let guests know to throw these items in the trash can to avoid an embarrassing toilet clog.
Since even the best laid plans can go awry, keep Blue Frost Heating & Cooling’s phone number handy. (Speed dial would be perfect!) If a plumbing clog threatens to crash your Memorial Day weekend plans, contact our office right away at (630) 444-0860. One of our Blue Frost Heating & Cooling plumbing specialists will be there asap to save the day.
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