So many homeowners throw Thanksgiving foods down their kitchen drain that they really shouldn’t. This leads to costly clogs and broken garbage disposals. Because of this, the day after thanksgiving is a plumber’s busiest day of the year.
To help you avoid the same fate as thousands of other homeowners, avoid shoving these 5 Thanksgiving foods down your kitchen drain.
Don’t throw turkey skins and frying pan grease down your drain. The grease will eventually solidify and clog your pipes.
Throw the turkey skins in the trash and wipe out your frying pans with a paper towel before washing them in the sink.
Your leftover casserole you’re about to throw away is a giant drain clog waiting to happen Casseroles often contain pasta, which swell in water and clog your drain trap.
Whether it’s bones from the turkey or chicken wings, don’t throw them in the garbage disposal. They’ll dull or break the blades. They can even cause it to jam, burning the motor out in the process.
Tough-skinned and stringy-fibrous vegetables can wrap themselves around the garbage disposal blades, preventing them from turning.
These vegetables include:
These won’t do much harm in small quantities. But the amount some families throw down their drains during Thanksgiving can cause problems.
People say these help sharpen the blade, but that’s a myth. Egg shells, when enough are grinded together by your garbage disposal’s blades, can clog your drain.
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