The Holiday Season is a happy time.
During the Holidays we enjoy visits from our friends, family and even Santa Claus.
Although you love your friendly plumber, we don’t enjoy having emergency plumbing house calls.
Here are a few simple tips to help keep your Holiday parties and pipes running smoothly:
1. Keep drains free of cooking oil and grease. Scrape food and grease from plates into the trash. Pour off cooking grease from pans and bake ware into a can. Let it cool before placing it in the trash. Collect turkey frying oil and take it to the local household collection facility for free. The tallow company picks it up and recycles it.
2. Beware of the “unflushables.” Household cleaning wipes, facial wipes, baby wipes, toilet bowel cleaning pads, diapers, dental floss, feminine hygiene products and condoms should be disposed in the trash. When flushed they can hang up on roots in sewer lines and cause a stroke of disaster.
3. Keep your sewer lines free-flowing and root free. Use a snake to clean out roots. Don’t use copper root killers. They are toxic to the environment and treatment plants where the waste water flows. If trees grow over your sewer lines you may need to schedule regular visits from a qualified plumber to remove them safely.