Making and serving a home-cooked meal is quite possibly one of the most thoughtful and sweetest things you can do for that special someone on Valentine’s Day (after all, who doesn’t love a home-cooked meal?). But when you choose to be the host instead of going out for the night, you then become responsible for much more than just the food. Here’s a good example: you and your loved one have just finished eating and head over to the sink to clean, and then… your garbage disposal starts to act up. To make matters worse, your drains are moving slower than ever, making the cleanup process next to impossible. But what if there was a way to avoid a plumbing emergency like this? Here are a few tips that you can keep in mind to prevent a possible plumbing emergency in your home on Valentine’s Day.
Use Plenty of Hot Water
When you’re done with the sink, turn on the hot water and allow it to run down from your faucet down into your drains for a couple of minutes. Doing this after each use can help keep any residue or oils from food products from flowing through your pipes so that they don’t wind up sitting on them and causing an inconvenient blockage instead.
Be Gentle With Your Disposal
Instead of getting as much down your garbage disposal as humanly possible in the first try, send your waste down it very slowly. Although you might be a bit anxious to get back your Valentine, the faster you go and the rougher you are, the more likely it is that you’ll wind up with a garbage disposal that is not working correctly. Next thing you know, you have a plumbing emergency on your hands – which is the last thing you want to deal with on a romantic and special day.
Save Your Grease
Depending on the meal you decide to make, you might find that you have some cooking grease leftover. Instead of pouring it all out down the drain to get things ready for when your special date arrives, take a couple of minutes to clean it up the right way. A simple way to do so is to pour it into a sealed container that you can freeze, once the grease is frozen, you can toss it into the bag with your regular trash.
Although you don’t need an excuse to do something special for someone that you care deeply about, we realize Valentine’s Day only comes around once a year, which makes it all the more important your plans go smoothly. If you do happen to have a plumbing emergency on this special day, call B&D Plumbing for help!
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