Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, and pumpkin pie.
Everyone has at least one Thanksgiving Day dish they want and expect. It’s tradition and it’s delicious.
And after all the time spent on your holiday meal, the last thing you want are plumbing problems from the resulting grease, bones and potato peels.
Many traditional Thanksgiving dishes contain grease. Never, ever pour grease down your sink drain. Although runny when hot, grease congeals into a blob when it cools to block your garbage disposal or drain.
Instead, wait for grease to cool in the pan, take a paper towel, wipe it up and throw it away.
An alternative is to pour leftover grease into a metal food can, let it cool and then throw the can away.
Although it’s fun to make a wish on the wishbone, to put turkey bones down your garbage disposal is a big no-no.
You know how hard you must pull to snap that wishbone? It takes oomph. Your garbage disposal is simply not powerful enough to break up bones.
Throw them in the trash, particularly before pets get to them.
Most people peel potatoes in the sink. You may be tempted to sluice those peels down the disposal. But potato peels are fibrous and can get wrapped around the working parts of your disposal.
A better idea is to collect the peels and toss them in the garbage. Prepare potatoes over a bowl to collect the peels, then drop them into the trash.
The holidays will be more stress-free if you don’t have to call a plumber. But if you do have an issue, we are always here to help you.
Call Eyman Plumbing Heating & Air at 402-731-2727.