Plumbing Tips for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is a fun and exciting time for families, but it can also be a stressful time for your plumbing system. Having extra guests means more people using the bathroom, which can certainly impact your plumbing system. Below are some of the top holiday tips provided by the folks at Rooter-Man:

Don’t Pour Oil or Grease Down Drain

Try to avoid pouring oil down your sink’s grain. The reason pipes tend to clog is because grease, oil, and other particles build-up. After long enough, these pipes can’t endure anymore and end up clogging

Proper Disposal

There are certain foods that should not be thrown in the garbage disposal. This includes:

  • Poultry
  • Skins
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Banana Peel
  • Pumpkin Pulp
  • Orange Peel

Putting these items in your garbage disposal can actually cause severe damage, not to mention a major clog in your drain. Avoid an emergency mishap, but paying attention to the foods and items that should not be disposed of in your garbage disposal.

Other Disposal Tips

  • Turn on the disposal system before adding any leftover food
  • Don’t put any bones in the disposal system
  • Avoid pouring oil down the drain

Other Drain Tips

While we are discussing proper disposal habits, it is important to mention ways to avoid clogging the drain in the first place. One way to avoid clogging the drain is by maintaining a clean plumbing system. There are certain products that help clean your plumbing system, including CLR, and the Liquid Rooter® Drain Cleaner.

Liquid Rooter® has bacteria blasting ingredients that safely remove build up. It’s environmentally friendly and stops blockages before they hit the source and deodorize the surrounding drainage system.

Plumbing Emergency Over the Holidays

The folks at Rooter-Man understand plumbing emergencies happen all year round. That’s why we have a fully equipped team of plumbers on call every minute of the day. Rooter-Man services commercial and residential locations across the United States. For more information, call to schedule an appointment with Rooter-Man go to today.