It’s almost time for Thanksgiving, and that means lots of amazing food! From cutting pumpkins up for pumpkin pies, breads, and muffins, to draining the pans of grease when cooking meat, this season provides a number of potential plumbing problems. In fact, black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) is one of the busiest days for Plumbers all over the United States. The biggest problem is improper disposal of Thanksgiving-related wastes. If you want to prevent potential disasters, you can be thankful that Lamco Plumbing is here to give you important information and tips to keep the plumbing running efficiently for our residential and commercial Decature, AL clients.
Every family has a member who tells you anything can go down the drain or into the garbage disposal, but this is not the case. Unfortunately, trusting this advice will almost always lead to a clogged drain or damaged disposal. Three of the worst things to put down the drain are potato skins, onion peels, and rice. Potato skins and onion peels can grind together and form a paste that can expand in the pipe and cause a major blockage. Rice is just as bad; if the rice has not cooked completely, it will continue to expand in the pipes, and it can attach to other items. Some clients even experienced burst pipes from materials that expanded and put pressure on the metal.
Speaking of expanding, we all know that feeling after eating dinner. You know the one; the one that causes you to unbutton your pants and lean back in your chair; the one that makes you wish for a bigger stomach to fit all the delicious options inside. Unfortunately, this feeling often causes urgent needs to use the restroom and places a strain on your home or business’s toilet. The toilet is probably one of the greatest inventions of our time because it sweeps away our waste at the push of a button. Unfortunately, it’s not always prepared to shoulder the burden of the Thanksgiving aftermath. Plumbers often find all sorts of things in backed up toilets after the holidays: false teeth, diamond rings, children’s toys, and so much more.
In order to keep the spirit of thanks alive this season, Lamco recommends having your home’s plumbing inspected before you begin your holiday festivities especially if you are already experiencing problems. The trained experts at Lamco plumbing can inspect your home’s plumbing for minor clogs, damages, or other potential problems and resolve them before your guests arrive. You can also remind your guests what not to flush down the toilet. The best rule of thumb is not to flush anything that isn’t human waste or toilet paper. Anything else could get caught, cause blockages, and flood your bathroom.
You can count on our certified plumbers to be courteous and respectful to you and your home. Our plumbers are ready, willing, and able to help you with any of your residential and commercial water heating and/or plumbing needs. For testimonials, money saving tips, and coupons visit our website. And feel free to call us when problems arise or with any questions or concerns.