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, especially if you’re hosting a viewing party. To prevent major plumbing problems, tackle these home tips before kick-off.
Avoid Greasy Foods
Fried and greasy foods are a traditional part of every Super Bowl party, but grease is particularly hard on your home’s plumbing. Instead of pouring any grease down the drain, be sure to wipe off any greasy pans, pots, or plates before placing them in the dishwasher. You can also opt for paper plates to reduce the amount of greasy dishes.
Use Your Trash Cans
Prior to your guests arrival, empty any trashcans in your kitchen or guest bathrooms. Be sure that all of these trashcans are easy to locate and then direct your guests to throw any items or food away, instead of flushing them or putting them down the garbage disposal.
Don’t Overload Your Garbage Disposal
Once the game is over, your garbage disposal may be a tempting option for a quick kitchen clean up. However greasy, stringy, or excess food in your garbage disposal can result in severe clogs or damage.
Locate Your Water Shut-Off Valve
In the event of any serious plumbing problem, you should always know where your main shut-off valve is located and how to turn it off.
With these 4 tips, your home’s plumbing will be completely ready for the big game. If you do have a plumbing emergency on Super Bowl Sunday, call H20 Maestro at 859-361-7925.