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Blogs from October, 2016


The day after Thanksgiving is one of the busiest days of the year for plumbers across the country. As the clinking of forks on plates dies down and your family members settle down for the night, you might notice half-eaten plates of food left in your sink by family members. Turkey skin, potato peels, celery, and other fats end up making their way into you sink and can cause a serious clog.

Liquid grease and other fats collected from cooking a ham or turkey solidify once they have finished cooling. Cooled oil and fats can coat the walls of your pipes, which can make it difficult for water to flow freely. After your Thanksgiving meal, make sure to collect grease and other fats in a jar or coffee tin.

If you suspect your Thanksgiving dinner guests might dump their extra food down the sink drain, consider purchasing a sink drain cover from your local hardware store. You can choose one with little grates, so it will only let water and other liquids through, or you choose one that covers the drain completely.

If you want to avoid spending your Thanksgiving weekend with the plumber, try these tips to prevent a drain clog.

  • Collect fats, oils, and grease in a small jar or coffee tin do not dump down drain
  • Use paper towels to remove extra grease from pans before washing
  • Don’t put fibrous materials down the drain
  • If you do dump food down the drain, make sure the garbage disposal is running

Clogged Drain on Thanksgiving? Call Smith’s Plumbing Services

We understand emergencies happen, if you are faced with a clogged drain or other plumbing issues on Thanksgiving weekend, our experienced Bartlett plumbers can help you. Our team has over 10 years of experience serving the Bartlett community. We strive to provide top-notch plumbing services to all our customers, regardless of the size of the job.

Need help with your plumbing? We can help you! Call (901) 290-1110.

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