Memorial Day Plumbing Problems

Memorial Day is this weekend! And, if you’re having a party, then there are a few plumbing problems that occur due to these parties that the experts here at Scott English Plumbing, Inc. want you to be aware of. They are:

  • Clogged Toilets
  • Clogged Drains
  • Garbage Dipsosal Clogs and Obstuctions

Clogged Toilets

Preventing clogged toilets during your Memorial Day party is as easy as lettting your guests use more than one bathroom on your property. Or, if you don’t have more than one bathroom, then you can always rent a portable toilet. Another way to keep your toilets free and clear during your party is to inform your guests of the things that are not supposed to be flushed down the toilet. Things to avoid flushing down the toilet include:

  • Wet wipes
  • Garbage
  • Food
  • Ice
  • Napkins
  • Paper towels
  • Feminine hygeine products

Clogged Drains

Clogged drains are one of the most common problems that occur during a Memorial Day party. However, preventing them doesn’t have to be difficult. To keep your drains free and clear this Memorial Day weekend, then simply inform your guests on what types of things are not supposed to be put in your drains. Some things to keep out of your drains include:

  • Food waste (unless you have a garbage disposal)
  • Garbage
  • Fat and/or grease
  • Vomit (as gross as that is, you’d be surprised to know how many people think that sink drains are able to handle human vomit)

Garbage Disposal Clogs and Obstructions

There are things that should never be put down a garbage disposal. Unfortunately, not everyone knows what should and shouldn’t go down the disposal. To keep things simple, you can always block off the garbage disposal with a plug that you can find at almost any home goods store. You can also make a list and place it on a sign in front of the disposal telling your guests what they can and cannot put in it.

Things to avoid putting down your garbage disposal include:

  • Egg shells
  • Bones
  • Fat or grease
  • Hard vegetables (raw carrots, celery, etc.)
  • Non food related waste
  • Ice

Contact Scott English Plumbing, Inc. if You Need Plumbing Assistance this Memorial Day Weekend

If you have plumbing problems after your Memorial Day party this weekend, then don’t fret! The professional plumbers here at Scott English Plumbing, Inc. are always standing by to help you with your plumbing problems. Contact us at the first sign of plumbing problems this Memorial Day Weekend!