The reality is, holiday scraps clog drains. Scraps of food and other items will eventually end up down your drain. We suggest never putting anything down your drain – you’re just asking for trouble.

Kitchen sink drains do not like scraps.

During the holiday season, many families are blessed to have food on their table. Once the holiday feast has concluded, the clean up begins.  For many who stand in front of the kitchen sink; they proceed to rinse the food from the plates into the kitchen drain believe it’s “out of sight, out of mind”. Leftovers are to be taken home or eaten later – not for your drain.

If you do not have a garbage disposal, do not pretend you do.

Sure, it’s a helluva lot easier to run some water and let the excess food from the holiday feast vanish down your drain. What happens is particles of the food eventually start to find themselves a buddy (other particles of food) and they start to form a group.  Eventually, that group grows to a crowd and that crowd causes problems. Don’t like crowds?  Don’t give them a place to hang out.

Grease counts, too!

Grease sticks to the insides of sewer pipes (both on your property and in the streets). Over time, the grease can build up and block the entire pipe – yes, really!  We suggest pouring the grease, once it’s cooled, into a container and it be disposed of properly.  Many people think running hot water and pouring grease down their drains is ok. It’s not- whether you own or you rent (it may not be your headache, but it’s not cool).

Think before you scrape and pour – it’s the best gift for everyone!

We at Flotechs Plumbing & Heating wish you and yours a happy and healthy holiday season!