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Keep These Holiday Foods Away from Your Drains

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Feb 26, 2024

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The holiday season is approaching, which means family gatherings, decorating your home, and cooking your favorite holiday foods. While the holidays are a time for celebration, they can also be a time for disaster if you’re not careful. One of the biggest dangers to your home during the holiday season is your kitchen drain.

Fatty foods, grease, and other food particles can quickly clog up your drains and cause water to back up. In this blog post, Bell Plumbing will tell you which foods to avoid putting down your drain to keep your home healthy and safe. Keep reading to learn how you can keep your kitchen drain clog-free this holiday season!

Egg Shells

You might be tempted to toss your egg shells down the drain, but don’t! Those sharp edges can scratch your pipes, causing problems further down the line. Plus, they can break apart and cause clogs. It’s better to compost them or throw them away.

Potato Peels

Whether it’s mashed potatoes or your favorite potato salad recipe, those thin potato skins can be real troublemakers. They tend to clump together, forming a solid mass that can quickly block your pipes. So instead of risking a clog, just compost them or throw them in the trash.

Stringy Vegetables

Celery, asparagus, and onions are all notorious for causing drain problems. Their long, stringy fibers can tangle around each other, creating a big mess that’s tough to clear out. Chop them up, throw them away, or put the leftovers in your fridge.

Meat Bones

No matter how well you grind up your chicken bones or chop up your steak trimmings, they’re just too tough for most drains. They can easily get stuck and cause clogs, so it’s best to avoid putting them down the drain altogether. Just toss them in the trash or compost them instead.

Oil and Grease

Cooking oil and grease can solidify in your pipes, causing major clogs. So instead of pouring it down the drain, let it cool and then throw it in the trash. Your pipes will thank you!

By following these tips, you can rest assured knowing you won’t be dealing with any drain nightmares during the holidays! If you’d like to schedule a drain cleaning before you begin all of your holiday cooking, give us a call at 650-206-7672 or fill out our online contact form to make your appointment. Happy holidays!

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