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Memorial Day Party Plumbing Woes


If you’re having a Memorial Day party this weekend, then be aware that parties often bring unsightly plumbing problems along with them. Let’s talk about just how that happens and how you can help mitigate any potential problems. And, if you sill end up having plumbing issues after your party, the expert plumbers here at Albuquerque Plumbing, Heating & Cooling are always standing by to give you a helping hand!

Clogged Garbage Disposals and How to Prevent Them

Clogged or overfilled garbage disposals are among the most common plumbing problems to face after a Memorial Day party. This often happens because your disposal simply becomes overwhelmed by the sudden upswing of waste to process from your guests. It can also happen because sometimes guests don’t know what can and cannot go into a disposal.

To prevent a clogged or broken garbage disposal you can do a few things. You can either keep your guests from using your garbage disposal at all, or you can inform them of what can and cannot be processed by a disposal. A simple sign stating what can’t go in the disposal can do wonders.

Things to prevent putting in your disposal this Memorial Day weekend include:

  • Bones
  • Egg shells
  • Fat or grease
  • Non-food-related waste
  • Man-made garbage
  • Ice

Drain Clogs and How You Can Mitigate Them

Another common Memorial Day party plumbing problem is simply clogged drains. Avoiding this issue can be pretty simple. Just tell your guests to avoid putting the following things down your drain:

  • Garbage
  • Food waste (unless you have a garbage disposal
  • Vomit (we know it’s weird and gross, but you’d be surprised how many people think that vomit can go down the drain)

Backed Up Toilets and How You Can Prevent Them

Clogged and backed up toilets are another common problem that follows a wild Memorial Day party. Preventing clogged toilets is as easy as preventing your guests from flushing the following down your toilets:

  • Paper towels
  • Food
  • Wet wipes
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Garbage
  • Having Problems? Contact Albuquerque Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Right Away

    If after following these tips and tricks you still wind up with plumbing problems following your Memorial Day party this weekend, then feel free to contact the professional plumbers here at Albuquerque Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. We’re always standing by to help you with any and all your plumbing woes! Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

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