The holidays are upon us and that means houses full of friends and family. While this is the time of year to embrace the old adage, “the more, the merrier,” with that comes extra stress on your plumbing system. With all the extra time spent in the kitchen and extra people in the house, plumbing issues can easily occur. The best defense is always a good offense; preventative maintenance. However, in the event of a plumbing emergency, Express Plumbing and Rooter in Los Angeles has a few tips to get you through the season. Delicious food is a major part of any holiday celebration which means more cooks in the kitchen. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to ensure your garbage disposal stays in top shape with all the extra wear and tear.

When in doubt

Always err on the side of caution when it comes to what you put in your garbage disposal. Avoid any type of coarse or stringy scraps. Some foods – potato peelings, onions, and broccoli – can force your disposal to work harder than usual causing it to clog. When in doubt, throw it in the trash.

Keep a watchful eye

With more people clearing plates and pitching in to keep a clean kitchen, there is higher risk of foreign objects – utensils, turkey bones, soda caps – making their way into the disposal. These materials are a surefire way to render your system inoperable. Keep a watchful eye when disposing of leftovers.

Have a plan

Sometimes even when you’re cautious accidents still happen. It is important to react quickly to try and ease the situation. One way is to have a sink plunger on hand. It operates in much the same way as a toilet plunger but smaller and designed to fit a sink and plunge effectively.

Even after the above recommendations, if you find you still need a professional to fix your plumbing emergency, Express Plumbing and Rooter is ready to help. We are the leading Plumbing and Rooter Company in Los Angeles and are always available- 24/7- for any plumbing and rooter problems. For further information or questions please visit www.ExpressPlumbingandRooter.com or contact us at 800-628-5553.