THE DAY OF (AND AFTER) THANKSGIVING IS ONE OF THE TWO BIGGEST DAYS OF THE YEAR FOR PLUMBING PROBLEMS.
Overloaded garbage disposals and overused dishwashers during the holiday season cause break downs at crucial times. Now is the perfect time to do some preventative maintenance to help ease this holiday season stress, and un not when your home is full of guests.
The most common plumbing breakdown during the holidays is blamed on the garbage disposer. Consider having your kitchen drain line snaked approximately every two years as preventative maintenance. If your food waste disposer is over 7 years old it might be beneficial to consider having it replaced. The money is saved in plugged up drains that may be well worth it.
HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL HINTS TO KEEP YOUR HOLIDAYS HAPPY AND STRESS-FREE
- Hot water is needed for your dishwasher to clean and sanitize your dishes properly. In some cases, it may take some time to get hot water to your dishwasher. Try turning your kitchen faucet on until hot water is flowing steadily, then your dishwasher is ready for optimal use.
- Turn on a medium to strong cold-water flow before you start your disposal. Continue running the cold water for approximately 15 seconds after grinding has ceased to flush the drain line and the disposer free from food particles.
- Do not put liquid far down the drain.
- Never put large bones in the disposal and if possible throw all bones in the trash.
Following these helpful tips will help reduce your plumbing repair cost.
We will be open Thanksgiving Day to service you!
Met Plumbing & Air Conditioning, Your Local Katy Plumbing Company, Wishes you a safe & wonderful, stress-free holiday season.