Are you hosting this holiday season or maybe just bringing a few of your favorite side dishes? Either way, you’ll want to make sure you're not abusing your drains in the process. While you are trimming the turkey or peeling potatoes, you want to be mindful of where these bits and bones are going. So, to ensure your holidays don’t end with a significant drain clog, follow these tips while preparing your feast:
Prepare for your Cooking Prep
Before you begin the prep, you’ll want to be ready for what comes with it. Basting a turkey or adding butter to a recipe? Don’t let the extras go down your drain. Keep an old can (or container) to put any fats, oils, and greases into it after you’re done. This will save you time in the end, while preventing you from putting it down the drain (where it can harden and lead to a significant clog).
Take Care of Clogs Now
If you are noticing a gurgling sound, strange smell, or slow draining sink, now is the time to get it cleared. When you are experiencing recurring problems in your drains, a professional should be called. This could be the first sign of a severe clog, which often is caused by a more significant plumbing problem.
Ditch The China
Consider ditching the plates and opt for paperware. Not only will it eliminate a fight over who's doing the dishes later, but it can prevent food scraps and leftovers from going down the drain. Besides, with all the decorative variations of paperware out there, your guests might not even know the difference!
When you do begin to wash your pots and pans, make sure you give an extra rinse to the sink after. Keep a sink catcher in your drain at all times and use hot water with your disposal to ensure everything goes down smoothly.
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