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Holiday Cooking Mistakes that Wreak Havoc on your Plumbing

 

You’re not the only one who is affected by extensive holiday cooking and baking- your home’s plumbing system is too. Built up grease, fat, and waste can clog your pipes and cause serious issues. It’s best to try to follow a few simple rules this holiday season in order to avoid any problems.

Firstly and most importantly, be aware of what is going down your drain and into your pipes. As a rule of thumb keep fats, oils, greases, and anything of a thick consistency out of your drains. It’s too easy for these items to clump up, and block your pipes; simply throw these items into your garbage can to save yourself the headache. If your home has a garbage disposal, be a bit stricter about what goes into it. Things like bones and coffee grinds can cause your disposal to stop working just in time for holiday guests to arrive.

If you’re reading this in time to be proactive, invest in drain cleaner. This will assist organic waste in easily sliding through your pipes, preventing any pesky blockage.

If you have any questions or concerns before or during the holiday season, give Nebrasky Heating, Plumbing & Cooling and call at 800.989.0299 and we’ll make sure your plumbing is guest ready this holiday season.