You may have heard that the day after Thanksgiving is the biggest plumbing day of the year–and it’s true that there is a spike of plumbing problems that occurs on Black Friday. Knowing what those plumbing problems are and where they come from will help you avoid plumbing issues in your home this coming Thanksgiving.
You can expect two parts of the house to exhibit plumbing problems on Thanksgiving day: the kitchen and the bathroom. The reasons behind this are probably obvious. With all those turkey scraps, potato peels and starchy foods disappearing down the garbage disposal, your kitchen plumbing takes a beating. Meanwhile, with young and old relatives chowing down at your dining room table, filling their bellies with pie and turkey, your bathroom quickly becomes one of the most popular rooms in the house. With all this waste filing your pipes, it’s no wonder that plumbing problems surface.
Luckily you can avoid plumbing issues by taking a few precautions and using your plumbing wisely.
If you’ve never repaired a garbage disposal before, Thanksgiving Day is not the day to learn. Know your limits. By taking apart your plumbing, you could instigate a major plumbing disaster, and potentially cause more damage than you repair.
With all your relatives in the house and a major meal being prepared, you’re going to need an emergency plumbing phone number on hand. Residents of the Pittsburgh area can call Terry’s Plumbing at (412) 364-9114. Our skilled professionals are available 24/7 to address your plumbing needs.