The Wednesday before Thanksgiving usually marks the day where we spend time running around getting the last minute ingredients for our feast.... can't forget the cranberry sauce! But did you know that Thanksgiving also marks the beginning of avoidable holiday hazards and a spike in energy consumption.
Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and the few days preceding the festive feasting are the busiest days for plumbers. During the hustle to baste the turkey and bake the pies things like grease and gizzards end up where they don't belong...in your garbage disposal. Homeowners trying to use their sink or garbage disposal as a garbage can is the number 1 culprit for plumbing problems during Thanksgiving.
So, along with meal planning, prep your holiday guests on the does and don'ts of household plumbing to prevent water damage in your home this year.
Don't let your Garbage Disposal Gobble up your Thanksgiving Fun!
Tips to Avoid Holiday Plumbing Hazards this Thanksgiving:
Check out this great Angie's List video on, How to Properly Run a Garbage Disposal:
Even if you have a garbage disposal, Don't put the following items down your sink:
What you can Do to prep your plumbing system:
More Info? For more information, check out these Emergency Plumbing Tips!