Don’t send your Thanksgiving down the drain!
Plumbers report that the day after Thanksgiving is their busiest day of the year for housecalls.
Don’t let plumbing woes distract you from your Black Friday shopping this year.
Check out these do’s – and mostly don’ts — for how to treat your apartment plumbing with care after Thanksgiving dinner is cleared away. Stay on friendly terms with your apartment community maintenance team by following these directions!
The Do's and Don'ts!
Don’t pour the following down your kitchen drain:
Viscous solids and liquids like these can collect in pipes and really gum up the works.
You might be surprised to learn that even soft foods like pasta or rice should never see the disposal, as they can expand in water and create plumbing problems of their own.
Instead, double-line a small, durable box with garbage bags and collect this kind of waste to dispose of separately.
Do keep your counters clean as you prep and cook food, especially when working with raw food like the Thanksgiving turkey.
Do package and refrigerate food in a timely manner after mealtime. You’ll want to get your delicious leftovers squared away quickly to avoid contamination and spoilage.
Do pour vinegar down your garbage disposal to help with clogging – every three months or so!
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