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How To Avoid Common Holiday Drain Problems

Believe it or not, one of the most festive times of the year also happens to be one of the most problematic times for your home’s drains. The holiday season brings visitors meals being prepared in your kitchen and an increased likelihood of drain clogs! Our AAA team is here to help you have an AAAwesome holiday that is CLOG-FREE with these tips.

Don’t Treat Your Drain Like a Garbage Can

Between cooking and hosting guests, you’ll be using your kitchen sink a lot during the holidays. Whenever you’re cooking, it’s important to be aware of what is making its way down your drain. You should never pour fats, oils, or grease down the sink. These substances will harden when they cool, creating a blockage. You should also avoid putting food scraps down the drain that your garbage disposal can’t break down. This includes vegetable peels, bones, eggs shells, rice, coffee, pasta, among other items. To ensure your kitchen is holiday happy, ensure your guests are disposing of their scraps the correct way.

The Only Thing That Should Be Flushed Is Toilet Paper

With more people in your home, your toilets will be flushed more often. The only item that should be flushed down the toilet is toilet paper. Remind your guests to avoid flushing feminine hygiene products, sanitary napkins, baby wipes, paper towels, wrappers, cotton balls, and other paper products. If these items are flushed down the toilet, your toilet is more likely to clog and overflow.

Strain Your Drains

With more guests staying in your home, your showers will also be used more frequently, increasing the likelihood of all sorts of soap debris and hair making their way down your drain. One cheap and easy way to prevent a clog in your shower drain is to buy a few drain strainers! Cleaning them out can be a little icky, but you’ll be happy that you’ve prevented all that hair or bits of soap from clogging up your pipes.

Be Proactive

Are you already dealing with slow drains throughout your home? Be a proactive homeowner and schedule a drain cleaning NOW before your holiday guests arrive. Clearing your drains professionally will leave you with peace of mind, ensuring a drain clog will not be one of your holiday presents this year!

We hope with these preventative drain clog tips can keep your drains clear & flowing right, so you can enjoy an AAAwesome holiday season! If you happen to run into a drain clog this season, don’t worry! Our AAA team is here to provide you with the solutions you need to your drain running right.

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