Who doesn’t love the smell of a turkey roasting in the oven or freshly baked pumpkin pie? Those are the smells of Thanksgiving, one of the best food holidays. Just remember whether you are the one preparing the Thanksgiving meal or just a guest, make sure you are not creating a disaster by putting the wrong food down the disposal. The last thing you want is to have a plumbing emergency, like a backed-up kitchen sink, in the middle of your holiday.
Here’s how to avoid plumbing mishaps with your garbage disposal this holiday season:
Avoid Anything in Large Quantities
It’s okay to put little bits of food left on your plates down the drain, but it’s not meant for large quantities of food. Doing so can easily lead to a clogged drain, backing up your kitchen sink.
Use Your Garbage Can Not Your Disposal
Although named a “garbage” disposal, it’s not meant to be used for trash. You may think it can handle anything you put down it, but that’s not the case. Fibrous foods like celery, starchy foods, fruit pits or bones can have a devastating effect on your drains. They can create a tangled mess inside your pipes that attract further debris, resulting in a massive clog. So, if you want to avoid a kitchen disaster this holiday season, make use of your trash can and scrape all your plates before they go in the sink.
Watch Those Fats and Oils
Although there may be more fats, grease, and oil in your kitchen when you are preparing holiday food, it is important that they don’t get washed down your drain. Even liquid forms of grease can solidify into a sticky mess inside your pipes. Scrape any greasy plates and dishes into the garbage to minimize any oils or fats that end up in the drain.
At Weather Master’s Mr. Plumber, we hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, but if you should have a plumbing emergency, like a clogged drain, give us a call! Our professional plumbers will be happy to come fix your problem, so you can get back to enjoying the holiday!