Disclosure: I am a Roto-Rooter Ambassador and received product for review purposes only, however, all opinions are my own.
During the holiday season, kitchen and bathroom pipes are busier than they are all year long. We pour more grease, food, and liquid down our drains during Thanksgiving than ever, with Black Friday being the biggest day of the year for not only retail establishments but also plumbers!
From pumpkin pie to turkey and dressing, so much food gets shoved down the garbage disposals with potatoes and onions being the worst on the list. They tend to be slippery and can form a paste in your pipes which can lead to a nasty clog. Rather than waiting for a disaster to happen, be proactive this year and have some Roto-Rooter products on hand.
My solution for not only clogged drains but also for keeping my pipes clean and clear is Roto-Rooter! I keep a good supply of Roto-Rooter Clog Removing and Roto-Rooter Build-Up Remover products under my sink and use them on a regular basis, just to make sure everything is in order and I don’t have any holiday surprises! Roto-Rooter is my answer to ensuring the holidays are problem free when it comes to my pipes and plumbing. Here are a few more clog-preventing tips:
- Never pour fats or cooking oils down drains. They solidify in pipes. Instead, wipe grease from pots with paper towels and throw in trash.
- Avoid putting stringy, fibrous or starchy waste in the garbage disposal. Poultry skins, celery, fruit & potato peels, for example, cannot be sufficiently broken down.
- Make sure the disposal is running when you put food into it. Don’t wait until it’s full to turn it on.
- For homes hosting weekend guests, it’s a good idea to wait 15 minutes between showers so slow drains have time to do their job.
- Never flush cotton balls, swabs, hair or facial scrub pads down a toilet. They don’t dissolve and will cause clogs.
- Try to address any plumbing problems before the holiday and before the guests arrive.
- As always, know your limits. Often, minor plumbing problems turn into plumbing catastrophes if not handled properly.