How many of you knew that Black Friday is typically the busiest day for residential plumbers? That’s because Thanksgiving is full of guests, food, and dishwashing! It also means that bathrooms are in high demand too. Here are some helpful plumbing tips to give you a stress free Thanksgiving to enjoy with your family and friends!

Seven Thanksgiving Plumbing Tips

  1. Be sure that your home is ready. If you’re having guests for either dinner, or staying over, make sure that all preventative maintenance is done prior to any guests arriving. This way there are no interruptions, or embarrassing situations.
  2. Cooking turkeys, and making gravy creates a lot of grease. Make sure that it is disposed of properly. This means it doesn’t go down the drain. It will create a clog. Set it aside in a jar, let it solidify, then dispose of it later.
  3. Many things that get lost or damage down the drain are because there are “too many hands in the kitchen sink” so try to reduce traffic in the kitchen. Maybe create a rule of if you cook, you don’t clean, or something like that. No one wants to lose a ring, or have a knife go down the drain.
  4. Remember that the garbage disposal isn’t a trash can. There are many things that don’t go down it. No bones, fibrous foods, potatoes, eggs, or coffee beans. Also, don’t fill it too much, and run it often, and with water.
  5. Both the garbage disposal and dish washer use the same drain, so put off using the dish washer until the dishes are done.
  6. Remind your guests, maybe with a cute note, that only toilet paper goes down the toilet. This can help to reduce an embarrassing situation for all parties involved.
  7. Keep everyone happy by reducing shower time. Between showers, dishwashing, and toilets, no one wants to take a cold shower!

If you’re in need of a residential plumber, give McDonough Plumbing a call. McDonough Plumbing has been a true fixture in the plumbing industry since 1947, and is here to help you in Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Venice, North Port, Englewood and other communities throughout Charlotte & South Sarasota Counties. Contact us today and have a very Happy Thanksgiving!


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