Greasy Pipes during the Holiday Season

The holiday season is among the busiest days for a household, especially for the kitchen fixtures. After preparing food for a family, debris such as grease, oil, and food sediments begin to pile up in the drain, pipeline, and sewer. 

Especially when you are cooking three times a day, this time put a lot of stress on your kitchen. 

How to Deal with It

When too much food waste accumulates, major problems such as clogging and even leaks begin to happen. 

It is very important to maintain them after use. Allowing your kitchen fixtures to take in that much stress without troubleshooting could decrease their lifespan. 

Preparation

Before the holiday season begins, check if the drain system is functioning well and has no prior issues. 

If you are already experiencing a slow drain of water, that is a clear indicator that there is clogging or deterioration in your kitchen system. 

When you are experiencing this problem, you should call a plumber to have your kitchen fixtures in check to see if there are other pending issues that need to be resolved. 

In many cases, parts replacement may be necessary.

Lessen Fixture Stress

Avoiding the problem is always the best solution. When cooking, you should avoid certain food waste from entering the drain. Here are a few examples of food waste that you should not pour down the sink:

  • Grease
  • Oil
  • Egg Shells      
  • Coffee Grounds
  • Bones

When grease accumulates in the sink and pipelines, hard food waste attaches itself to pipes as well. 

Simple DIY Solution

After preparing food for an entire family, pour boiling water down the sink. This helps melt the clumps of oil and grease build-up, as well as push down other food waste that could be clogging the drain. 

Einstein Pros is a trusted plumbing company in Bend, Oregon. When experiencing drains issues during the holidays, our team of experts is the best of the job. We provide various kitchen fixture solutions such as general repair, parts replacement, and maintenance services. Call us now to book an appointment. 

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