Thanksgiving Foods to Avoid Putting Down the Drain

Thanksgiving is right around the corner which means the massive kitchen cleanup is almost upon us. Here are some tips to make sure your delicious dinner doesn’t backfire on your kitchen pipes.  

Here are foods to avoid putting down the drain:

Turkey Grease

Thanksgiving gravy recipes usually call for turkey drippings. The turkey dripping are made from grease, fat, and oil. These add amazing flavors to your gravy, however is terrible for your drain and pipes. 

Potato Skins

In large numbers your kitchen drain can have a hard time processing potato skins. When placed down the drain a paste is created and can cause the drain to clog up. 

Turkey Bones

While the small bones may seem harmless, turkey bones down the drain can completely destroy your garbage disposal!

Celery, Onions, and Eggshells

These random items can seem simple enough for your garbage disposal to take care of.  However, the stringy aspects of these food can wrap around the inside of your garbage disposal causing it to stop working.

Pasta and Rice

Did you know that when pasta and rice are put into water the expand? While this may seem obvious to some people this can be one of the biggest culprits of a clogged drain. Once you put the pasta and rice down the drain because it continues to expand, creating a glue texture clogging the drain.

Plumbing services can receive up to 50% more calls the day after Thanksgiving. Avoid putting these foods down your kitchen drain and stay stress free during the holidays. We are here if you need us! Give us a call at 864.444.6570 or by using our online contact form.

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