Wishing You A Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving with Marlin Service

Turkey day may just be the busiest plumbing day of the year. Plumbers across the country will be on call all day Thanksgiving Day waiting to rescue those who stuff the turkey carcass down the kitchen sink.

Did you know that the four-day weekend over Thanksgiving averages a 21% increase over any other Thursday through Sunday period during the year for plumbing calls?

Thanksgiving hosts can avoid a visit from their plumber over the holiday weekend by following these clog-preventing tips:

  • Never pour fats or cooking oils down drains. They solidify in pipes. Instead, wipe grease from pots with paper towels and throw in trash.
  • Avoid putting stringy, fibrous or starchy waste in the garbage disposal. Poultry skins, celery, fruit & potato peels, for example, cannot be sufficiently broken down.
  • Make sure the disposal and the cold water are both running when you put food into it. Don’t wait until it’s full to turn it on.
  • For homes hosting weekend guests, it’s a good idea to wait 15 minutes between showers so slow drains have time to do their job.Never flush cotton balls, swabs, hair or facial scrub pads down a toilet. They don’t dissolve and will cause clogs.Try to address any plumbing problems before the holidays and before your guests arrive. However, in case of a holiday emergency, Marlin Services doesn’t charge any extra fees. As always, know your limits. Often, minor plumbing problems turn into plumbing catastrophes if not handled properly.