With Turkey-Day right around the corner, many Calgarians are already planning for the whole family to come over and enjoy a Thanksgiving feast. But while the gravy and rich sauce is delicious, the leftover residue on your plates isn’t good for your plumbing. Here’s how you can avoid a Thanksgiving plumbing disaster!
Scrape the Plates!
Calgarians are fortunate to benefit from one of the best and most holistic compost programs in all of Canada — take advantage of it. Put the teens in charge of collecting and scraping plates into the compost bin before the dishes even hit the sink or dishwasher. All the food scraps and crumbs are great for gardens, but they’ll clog up plumbing and slow down your pipes if they aren’t properly managed.
What About Veggie Oils?
One question we hear a lot is whether unsaturated fats like veggie oil, which are liquid at room temperature, can safely be disposed of down the drain. While it may seem logical that liquid greases shouldn’t be able to clog up pipes, they actually can. Your plumbing system isn’t always going to be room temperature. When the oils hit a cold spot, the grease can solidify. These oils can also be trapped by hair and other debris contributing to clogs.
Call Your Friendly Calgary Plumber.
Are your pipes already draining too slow? We’ve discussed multiple times before why you should put down the drain cleaner and pick up the baking soda and vinegar instead. However, if that handy method isn’t making any headway, we recommend giving our team of friendly, experienced Calgary plumbers a call. We can carefully clean all of your plumbing and ensure that pipes are draining quickly and efficiently once more before your family arrives.
Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time for enjoying your family, friends, and the abundance of harvest and prosperity many Canadians benefit from. Don’t let clogged drains get in the way of enjoying the long weekend. Get the help you need from your local, Calgary plumber today.