Are you hosting a Super Bowl party this year? If so, you'll want to add preparing your kitchen and bathroom to your to-do list.
Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest day of food consumption, according to the American Institute of Food Distribution. It's behind only Thanksgiving Day. Just like the holidays your family and friends cram into your home for the big game. And that means your garbage disposal and toilets will likely be working overtime.
Mr. Rooter Plumbing has some steps you can take before your guests arrive that will help keep your home's plumbing in good working condition:
- You should not overload your garbage disposal with leftovers. This can clog your kitchen sink. When in doubt - just throw it out.
- You should throw scraps in the trash or put in the compost pile.
- You should avoid pouring grease down the drain because grease hardens when it's in your pipes.
- Wipe off greasy plates and pans with a paper towel before washing them.
- Remove small objects from the top of your toilet tank that could fall in, causing it to clog.
- Make sure your trash bin is easy to see, so guests won't flush paper towels, napkins or facial tissue.
- You may want to stock your bathroom with single-ply toilet paper, depending on the number of people attending your party. This can really help.
- You really need to know how to use the water shut-off valve (this is behind the toilet tank).
These tips will help keep your plumbing in good working condition. However, if you have a plumbing emergency, Mr. Rooter Plumbing is open on Super Bowl Sunday and there's never an overtime charge.
Here's to your team winning the Super Bowl!