If you are hosting a Super Bowl party this year, you’ll want to start preparing your home’s plumbing for the influx of family and friends. As the second-largest day of food consumption in the United States, Super Bowl Sunday can be especially hard on your home’s kitchen and bathroom plumbing. Follow our 5 tips to prevent plumbing problems during the big game.
- Don’t Overload Your Garbage Disposal
With extra food and snacks in your home, it’s certainly tempting to rely on your garbage disposal to clean up your kitchen. However stringy and fatty foods, or too much food, can cause severe clogs or damage to your garbage disposal.
- Avoid Greasy Foods
Fried and fatty foods are staples for Super Bowl snacking, but the grease from these foods is especially hard on your pipes. Avoid pouring any grease directly down your drain and wipe off greasy plates and pans before washing them or putting them in the dishwasher.
- Utilize Your Trash Cans
Before your guests arrive, make sure your kitchen trash can is empty and easy to locate and add smaller trash bins in any bathroom your guests may be using. Then as your guests arrive, ask them to throw any items or food away rather than flushing them or putting them down the garbage disposal.
- Watch What You Flush
Do a quick check of your bathrooms and remove any small items or decorations that guests could accidentally knock into the toilet. From here either remove items that should not be flushed, like tissues, wet wipes, and paper towels, or instruct guests to throw them away.
- Locate Your Water Shut-Off Valve
In case something does go wrong with your home’s plumbing, make sure you know where your main shut-off valve is located and how to turn it off.
These 5 tips will help prepare your home’s plumbing and keep it in good working condition during the big game. If you do have a plumbing emergency on Super Bowl Sunday, call H20 Maestro at 859.361.7925.