3 Bizarre Things That Can Cause Pipes to Clog During Holiday Season
Thursday, October 25, 2018 | Smoak's Comfort Control
You probably don’t need a plumbing expert to tell you to avoid pouring grease down the drain. It’s all the other lesser-known clog creators you have to worry about. With holiday season approaching, you might be hosting meals for a large crowd or simply making a dish or two to take to family. Whatever you are planning, keep your pipes running freely throughout the festivities by avoiding these three plumbing problems:
1. Coffee Grounds
Staying caffeinated during the holidays is a top-priority in many busy Charleston-area homes. Unfortunately, coffee grounds and loose ground tea leaves are among the most common clog-creators in the kitchen. Be sure you don’t get sloppy when it comes to cleaning out your coffee maker. Instead of rinsing components off in the sink, use a paper towel to wipe them out, and throw those grounds in the trash.
2. Stringy Vegetables
Also called fibrous foods, these string-like produce are part of many popular holiday ensembles, from casseroles to pot roast trimmings. Not only are celery, onion skins, artichokes and other thin-layered foods good at clogging drains, they’ll get caught up in your garbage disposal blades too. Keep them out of your drains, just like you would tree tinsel.
3. Common Carbs
If you encounter a plumbing problem during the holidays (or any other time for that matter), call on our friendly experts at Smoak’s Comfort Control or connect with us online. We have the expertise and customer service you need to get your plumbing back on track fast.