Thanksgiving means it is time to eat some turkey and dressing and watch some football with the family! While you’re slowly slipping into a food coma, you’ll want to make sure you don’t put too much of the leftover food down your kitchen drain. This holiday is often associated with the most clogged drains and broken disposals.
Here are some important tips to prevent any kitchen clogs from happening:
- Don’t put any greasy food, fat, or oils down the drain. Grease slowly accumulates and will interfere with your garbage disposal and clog your drain.
- Avoid putting fibrous fruits/vegetables (celery stalks, artichokes, asparagus, lettuce, onions, corn husks, and onion skins) down the drain. The fibers from these types of foods can become tangled and jam the disposal motor and block the drains.
- Don’t put too many potato peels in the disposal. The starch in the potatoes can turn into a thick paste, which could cause your blades to stick.
- Avoid putting rice or pasta down the garbage disposal. These foods expand with water and can cause clogs.
- Never put large animal bones in your disposal. Large bones can get stuck and cause a jam in your disposal.
- Don’t put coffee grounds down the drain. They won’t harm the garbage disposal, but they can accumulate in pipes and drains, causing clogs.
- Don’t put egg shells down the drain. Egg shells can stick to the sides of your pipes, leading to clogs.
Bottom line: If you’re not sure if you can put it in the disposal, you probably shouldn’t. Just throw it in the trash instead. But, if your Uncle Eddy accidently put his leftover turkey bones down the drain and jammed the disposal, give us a call! At Parker & Sons we’ll fix your problem, so you can go back to enjoying your Thanksgiving!