Posted: December 6, 2019
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How To Avoid Plumbing Disasters During The Holiday Season

Clogged pipes are the number one call for plumbers after Thanksgiving. The average cost for plumbing repairs during the holidays is $109-350. You can avoid many plumbing pitfalls by exercising these tips this holiday season.

  1. Don’t Pour Grease Down The Drain

Avg. Cost to Repair Drain Problems- $200-$300.

Avg. Cost of Hydro-Jetting To Prevent Clogs and Clear Out Drains- $350-$600

When disposing of turkey drippings or another grease

-Allow it to cool

-Throw in the trash or put in a container with lid (Empty Coffee Cans Do Nicely)

*Grease will harden in the pipeline when cooled, causing optimal conditions for a clog.

  1. Throw Turkey Bones and Scraps in the Trash

Avg. Cost To Repair a Garbage Disposal $250.

-Garbage disposals can become overworked during the holiday season, which can lead to malfunctioning units

-Turkey bones and scraps going down the drain without disposal can cause clogs.

  1. Use Disposable Plates

Avg. Cost of Paper Plates- $4.00. Cost to Fix a Drain Over $150.

-When using paper plates, guests won’t be tempted to throw food in the sink/down the drain.

-Instead will throw uneaten food and bones in the trash.

  1. Make Sure Your Guests Know The Rules of the Restroom

Avg Cost To Unclog a Toliet- $150-$300!

-It may be a faux pas to discuss restroom activity during the holidays, but you’ll be glad you did.

-Make sure guests know not to flush anything down the drain, such as feminine hygiene products.

Top 4 Holiday Plumbing Problems

-Backed up drains

-Clogged toilets

-Broken garbage disposal

-Toilet won’t flush

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