The Best Thanksgiving Plumbing Tips

image of plumbing service in allentown pennsylvania homeThanksgiving is the one holiday when family gets together and enjoys their time together. Family ties are usually strengthened during the holiday as members of the family come together, sit down to share light moments and have the famous Thanksgiving Turkey. With it comes a lot of cooking and eating. Consequently, there is also a lot of waste disposal.

This means the plumbing system will have to work overtime…

as the number of people residing in a home increases during Thanksgiving. To avoid plumbing problems during this important holiday, you need to take some precautions. A plumbing emergency may spoil the holiday mood. The day after Thanksgiving is the busiest day for most plumbing companies. Make sure your home isn’t one of the homes that needs to be visited by a plumber. In this article, we will share a few Thanksgiving plumbing tips to help you avoid plumbing problems on this upcoming holiday.

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Maintain Your Plumbing In Advance

Most plumbing problems can easily be avoided through maintenance. However, servicing should only be done by experienced plumbers. One of the most important plumbing maintenance routines is drain cleaning. Drains usually accumulate a lot of debris over time. This may lead to blockage when the amount of waste flushed down the drain increases. Professional drain cleaning, therefore, can help to prevent your drains from clogging on Thanksgiving.

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Use the Garbage Disposal Wisely

garbage disposalOne of the most effective ways of avoiding plumbing problems is learning to use the garbage disposal properly. For starters, you should never get rid of bones, grease or large quantities of food through the garbage disposal. Bones may damage the blades in your garbage disposal while greases may solidify and clog the drain.

Ideally, you should only put small quantities of food in your garbage disposal at any given time.

Be sure to run water when using the garbage disposal. To keep the foul smell at bay, consider throwing lemon peels into the disposal after running i,t as this will help to deodorize the disposal unit.


Use the Toilet Properly

Many people often throw anything that cannot go into the garbage disposal into the toilet. This can cause a lot of problems. The toilet is only designed to accommodate three types of wastes. These are:

  • water
  • toilet paper
  • human waste

Nothing else should be flushed down the toilet. In fact, you should also be wary of the amount of toilet paper you use as too much toilet paper can clog the toilet drain. You may want to keep an eye on toddlers you are hosting during Thanksgiving, as they can throw their toys into the toilet.

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Use A Strainer In Your Sink

preventing a clogged drainA strainer is an important feature in the kitchen sink. It helps prevent solid waste materials, such as seeds and fruit/vegetable cuttings, from getting into the kitchen drain. The strainer will also prevent small utensils from getting into the drain.

Call An Expert When There Is A Problem

There is no need of trying to fix everything by yourself.

This is the wrong time of the year to become a DIY expert…

or a “plumbing repairs do it yourself” type of homeowner. When you experience any type of plumbing problem on Thanksgiving, call a licensed plumber with a lot of experience in the industry.

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Even if you have a general understanding of some plumbing basics, be sure to contact a reputable plumber in your area. Sometimes, there is more to a plumbing problem than what you may realize. Only a trained and experienced eye would be able to see this. In fact, many DIY repairs usually lead to more costly repairs because the plumber eventually has to repair the original problem and the problem that the DIY homeowner caused. Save yourself the hassle, money, and time by calling a professional instead.

If you have any plumbing issues this holiday, contact Robinson Plumbing. Our certified, licensed plumbers have the experience to get your plumbing back in working order fast and affordably. Call our office today to schedule an appointment.

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Some of the areas we service include: Allentown, Catasauqua, Coplay, Laurys Station and these zip codes: 18101, 18032, 18037, 18059 as well as all surrounding areas in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.

Call us today at (610) 351-9889 or contact us for any questions that you might have!