Maintain your drain this Thanksgiving

POSTED: 02:55 PM MST Nov 22, 2012    UPDATED: 06:57 PM MST Nov 22, 2012 

Thanksgiving is known for the feast, but anybody who has ever hosted the party knows it is followed by lots of dishes.

That being said, plumbers know this holiday brings lots of business.

Jason Silverberg, plumbing technician for Roto-Rooter in Colorado Springs, said Thanksgiving can be busy, but it is really the day after that conjures up the most business.

“People on the holidays are going to hold off on calling anybody out, then afterwards you’ll have everyone with drains backing up from over usage calling us out the next day,” said Silverberg.

To prevent clogs, Roto-Rooter recommends the following tips:

In the event the drain is clogged, Silverberg said homeowners should be sure to unplug the disposal first.  A reset button can be tried in an attempt to fix it.

Silverberg advises against using a plunger on the drain, saying that it doesn’t typically work.

“Sometimes it does [work], but very seldom does it.  Typically, you’re just going to end up pushing the water somewhere else,” said Silverberg.

In the event of a clog, there is help available. 

Roto-Rooter is open 24/7 and can be reached at 719-481-3898.

Silverberg’s advice is to avoid relying on the garbage disposals to get rid of food.  Instead he suggests just throwing it in the garbage.

“Just steer clear of it.  I mean, it’s best to throw most of the food out.  I mean if you want to use it, go for it.  Use everything in moderation.  If you do, you might be seeing more of me,” said Silverberg.

For more information on how to avoid a call into the plumber, click here.