Clogged Drain Causes & Solutions for the Holidays

Published Date: November 13th, 2019 | Category: Drain Cleaning

It’s never a good time for a clogged drain. But during the holidays, they can be a major problem. No one wants to deal with a drain clog when they’re in the middle of cooking Thanksgiving dinner or when they’re expecting a multitude of house guests. Not only is a clogged drain a bigger problem during the holidays, it’s a more common problem too. If you plan on cooking during this holiday season and entertaining guests, you are more at risk than at any other time of the year for clogged kitchen drains, toilet back-ups, or clogged main sewer lines in addition to other plumbing issues. But rest easy because there is a quick, effective and safe solution; water jetting. As the experts in water jetting for the Twin Cities, we are here to tell you more about common clogged drain causes and solutions for the holidays. 

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The incorrect disposal of cooking grease, overuse of garbage disposals and improper or excessive disposal of paper waste can result in clogged drains this time of year. It’s important to catch a blockage in time and not allow it to go untreated. The faster you have the issue addressed, the faster you can get back to holiday festivities. Water jetting is a fast solution that uses high pressure water to blast the inside of the pipes. Water jetting can cut through tough clogs like grease, dirt, and ice. This method not only clears the clog but it also cleans your pipes in the process! But to avoid the need for drain cleaning in the first place, keep these tips in mind:

  • Avoid overuse of the garbage disposal. Rather than use a garbage disposal, many plumbing professionals advise disposing of table scraps directly into the garbage.
  • Never pour oil down the drain. Baking, roasting and frying can create an excess in cooking oils, grease and fats that need disposal. Do not pour them down a drain! Put cooled fats and oils into a garbage bag, can or into a sealed container before disposing in the trash.

And, these are just a few of the things to keep in mind this holiday season. The holidays are just around the corner! So, if you require professional drain cleaning and water jetting for your Twin Cities home now or in the future, call All Ways Drains at 612-922-9422, or you can contact us and get a Free Estimate.