Memorial Day Party Plumbing Problems

Memorial Day is this weekend! If you’re having a party, then there are some common plumbing problems that we here at Brothers Plumbing, Heating & Electric think you should keep an eye out for. They are:

  • Clogged Garbage Disposals
  • Clogged Drains
  • Backed Up Toilets

Let’s talk about how you can prevent these problems this Memorial Day Weekend!

Acoiding Clogged Garbage Disposals

Garbage disposals are extremely useful tools for waste disposal. However, it isn’t wise to put any and every scrap of food waste into a garbage disposal. Some things to keep your Memorial Day party guests from putting down your garbage disposal are:

  • Eggshells
  • Fat or grease
  • Non-food-related garbage
  • Ice
  • Raw vegetables

Putting any of the aforementioned items in your garbage disposal can result in clogs and damage to the unit itself.

Preventing Clogged Sinks and Drains

Drains and sinks are also often clogged during Memorial Day parties. To prevent clogging your drains this weekend, have your guests refrain from putting the following things down your drain or in your sink:

  • Garbage
  • Food waste (unless you have a garbage disposal
  • Vomit (we know it’s weird and gross, but you’d be surprised how many people think that vomit can go down the drain)

Avoiding Backed Up Toilets

Probably the most common plumbing problem associated with Memorial Day parties is a backed up toilet. There are a couple of different ways to mitigate this problem. You can open up more bathrooms to your guests (if you have more than one that is). You can also rent a portable toilet for the party. Or, you can always just ask that your party guests avoid putting the following items down the toilet:

  • Paper towels
  • Food
  • Wet wipes
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Garbage

Call Brothers Plumbing, Heating & Electric if You Have Plumbing Problems this Memorial Day Weekend

If even after following the aforementioned tips and tricks you still wind up facing plumbing problems after your Memorial Day party this weekend, then don’t fret! You can always contact the team of professional plumbers here at Brothers Plumbing, Heating & Electric!