Did you know holiday season is the busiest time of year for the best plumbers in San Luis Obispo? Griffin Plumbing’s friendly plumbing pros are in extra high-demand because folks are often cooking more than usual, and hosting a houseful of guests. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, our plumbing experts are sharing helpful tips to keep your home plumbing in top shape before the big day.
Avoid Garbage Disposal Disaster
Garbage disposals are not designed to handle everything. In fact, there are many types of foods and liquids that don’t belong down there. A few might even surprise you! While being mindful of what goes down your garbage disposal is a smart idea all through the year, it’s especially important to keep in mind around the holidays. Why? Well, for many families, holidays include preparing a home-cooked feast. No matter what traditions you choose to celebrate (or how much time you plan to spend in the kitchen) it’s a good idea to keep your garbage disposal in working order. Avoid garbage disposal disaster with the following helpful tips:
All of the above are troublemakers due to the fact that they’re challenging for garbage disposal blades to grind up. Do your best to ensure these things don’t go down the drain, to prevent blocked drains.
Keep it Clean
Pro plumbing tip – anytime you turn on your garbage disposal, you’ll want to be running COLD water. To keep the garbage disposal smelling fresh, try pouring a small amount of dish soap down the disposal and run it with cold water. Or, you could slice up a lemon and grind it down the disposal for a clean citrus scent.
If your garbage disposal becomes broken, contact Griffin’s friendly plumbing pros at PHONE straight away. A broken garbage disposal is NOT a safe DIY-project.
Timing is Everything
When you’re hosting a houseful of guests (or you are a guest yourself!) do your best to wait at least 15 minutes in between showers in order for the drains to clear and ensure that everyone enjoys steaming hot water.
Only Waste (and TP) Belong in the Toilet
Odds are, you could be hosting a houseful of guests at some point during the busy holiday season. While you most likely already know that only waste and TP belong in the toilet, your guests (big or small!) may not. Take a moment to share this “rule” with guests to avoid serious plumbing trouble while you’ve got a houseful. Or, post a simple sign not to flush the items listed below. You’ll be happy you did!
Please Don’t Flush:
- Cleaning wipes
- Paper towels
- Feminine products
- Flushable wipes (even if the packaging says “flushable”, trust us on this one)
- Facial Cleansing Pads (including makeup remover wipes)
- Cotton Balls or Q-Tips
Plumbing Prevention Power
Make your life easier this year by scheduling a preventative plumbing maintenance appointment before the holidays arrive! Griffin’s San Luis Obispo plumbing experts will make sure your home is in tip-top shape before guests arrive and common seasonal plumbing problems strike. From our family to yours, know how grateful we are for the opportunity to serve you and yours. Here at Griffin, we are truly thankful for your business, and want you and yours to enjoy Thanksgiving to the fullest! Prevent pesky plumbing problems before they start. Call (805) 934-1949 or visit us online today.