While we are very thankful for pools opening this weekend in Frederick County, we’re even more thankful for the real reason for Memorial Day weekend: to honor the brave men and women who died while fighting for our freedom. We will be forever grateful for their sacrifice and pray for peace for their families.
There are quite a few fun events happening in Washington D.C. and surrounding areas this weekend, but if you’re planning to host guests at home, plumbing problems are likely to happen. It’s a good idea to brush up on tips to help you prevent issues with your garbage disposal, sinks and toilets.
- Don’t put bones, melon rinds or stringy scraps in the garbage disposal. Hard items can damage blades while veggies like stringy celery can wrap around blades and slow the disposal down. If your disposal does overheat and get jammed, look on the disposal under the sink and find the red “reset” button.
- Don’t pour oil and grease into the kitchen sink (remind your guests of this too!). These things may go down in liquid form but they will harden and eventually clog pipes.
- Don’t put flushable wipes in toilets. Too many people using these at once can cause them to ball up and clog your pipes and even municipal sewer pipes. It’s probably best to keep them out of the bathroom during a party.
- Have guests space their showers out. If you have overnight guests, your water heater won’t have the capacity to heat 6 or 7 showers in a a row. Try to tell some people to take showers in the evening and some in the morning to space them out. They’ll appreciate not having to deal with freezing water!
Have a Safe Memorial Day from Putman Plumbing!
If you need any plumbing help for your Frederick County home after the weekend, be sure to give us a call.