With the holiday season fully upon us, this is one of the most common times of the year for any Evergreen home to experience clogs. The holidays bring an abundance of food, requiring home preparation and extensive use of your kitchen’s drains. Many homeowners are used to throwing their food away down the garbage disposal, reasonably doing the same thing during the holidays. Instead of making your garbage disposal work overtime, here are some alternative ideas that can help prevent major clogs in your home’s sewer system.
Tips for Preventing Clogs in Your Evergreen Home
- Recycle your cooking oil: Pouring cooking oil and grease down your drains can cause serious issues long-term. Any fat, oil, or grease that’s poured down your sink solidifies and will lead to clogs and blockages. Oils can actually be recycled into animal feed and biodiesel. Check your local municipality to see if they offer oil recycling programs. If you’re unable to recycle your oil, pour it into a disposal container and throw it away.
- Manage your grease: Grease and fat from your Christmas ham should be properly managed and contained. Never pour this down your drain– instead, let it solidify and cool in a disposable container.
- Composting: Rather than throwing your food leftovers down your drain, these leftovers can be composted instead for numerous benefits. This ensures that your garbage disposal isn’t working overtime and offers a sustainable solution.
- Leftovers and portion control: Keep your leftovers for the rest of the week. There are numerous recipes and ideas online for repurposing your holiday leftovers and creating new, yummy meals. Portion control is also a great way to minimize waste and keep your drains clog-free.
Work with Evergreen’s Trusted Drain Clearing Professionals
AppleTree Plumbing, Heating & Drains is honored to be the trusted drain clearing professionals serving the Evergreen area. Clogs happen all the time during the holiday season but don’t worry– we offer 24/7 emergency clog clearing services and are here to make sure your holiday season goes smoothly. We always recommend using your garbage disposal sparingly and finding other ways to dispose of your food. For more information regarding preventative tips for keeping your drains clog-free, please contact us!