PHOENIX, Oct. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- October is almost over and that means that the holiday season has arrived in earnest. November and December are busier than any other months of the year in terms of how much action the home plumbing system sees. This means increased stress and strain placed on the home plumbing system. Luckily, if disaster strikes, Parker & Sons offers emergency services 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Parker & Sons always prefers to avoid emergency situations. For that reasons, Parker & Sons offers the perfect set of plumbing tips just in time for the holiday season.
Parker & Sons Plumbing Professionals note, the best way to solve plumbing problems, is to preventing them from occurring in the first place. It is important to avoid pouring oil down the drain. Hot oil reacts with water and could cause violent explosions. It could also damage the internal plumbing of the home. Even cold oil can cause problems by congealing and creating clogs.
Oil isn't the only thing to avoid tossing down the sink. On Thanksgiving Day, turkey bones should be tossed out with the garbage, not tossed down the garbage disposal. Bones are tough for disposals to manage and could cause them to break down. Fibrous food like potato skins are another problem. Even after going through the garbage disposal they may cause clogs. Coffee grounds are also notorious clogging drains, and coffee is going to be in high demand during the holiday season.
Parker & Sons knows, even if homeowners follow all of these precautions, clogs still happen. Plungers can be a life saver during the holiday season. Many Parker & Sons Plumbing professionals recommend specially designed kitchen sink plungers for just such an occasion. However, they caution individuals to avoid getting them mixed up with their standard bathroom plungers.
If the kitchen plunger is having trouble busting the clog, Parker & Sons advises pouring hot water down the drain. If the clog has been made by organic compounds like soap, hot water could help break it up.
Parker & Sons further advises homeowners to avoid using chemical compounds like Drano in their kitchen. Not only can these compounds damage the home plumbing system, but they are dangerous to have around food.
"Each year we see a huge spike in service calls around the holiday season. Many of these issues are major emergencies and we are always here for homeowners in those situations. Actually, we are here for homeowners in any situation. But if the problem is minor, and they feel like they can take care of it themselves, that is always a good alternative," said Josh Kelly of Parker & Sons.
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