Holiday Cooking Mistakes That Could Damage Your Plumbing

The holidays are a busy time of the year. You don’t want to add plumbing problems to the list of things you need to get taken care of before guests arrive.

Here are some helpful tips to make sure you don’t damage your plumbing this season.

Things to NEVER pour down the sink drain:

  • Fats, including hot grease
  • Cooking oil
  • Batter

These materials will quickly harden in your pipes and lead to blockages. This means water can’t drain as normal.

Things to NEVER put down the garbage disposal:

  • Fat or skin from chicken
  • Eggshells
  • Vegetables
  • Rice

These items could cause your sink’s disposal to become clogged, and this can lead to a smelly kitchen.

Bonus holiday tip

Make sure you have warm water by:

  • Spacing out baths and showers.
  • Limiting the amount of time people use to shower and bathe.

By doing this, you can assure that you will have hot water for cooking and doing dishes.

We hope that these tips will help your home’s plumbing and you’ll have a stress-free holiday season.