With Thanksgiving only a week away, our experienced technicians are preparing for one of the busiest times of the year for plumbing disasters. In order to avoid a plumbing disaster, we advise you to follow these simple tips so your home’s plumbing system does not spoil your Thanksgiving celebration.
1. Don’t use your disposal like a trash can!
Be mindful of what goes down the drain.
Be sure to put cooking grease in its proper place.
When grease is poured down the drain, it will eventually solidify and prohibit the flow of wastewater away from your home.
Bottle leftover grease in jars, cans, or freeze it in a plastic container and then scrape it into the garbage.
Potatoes, carrots, onions, celery, lettuce, oil, fat, bones, eggshells, coffee, and of course, grease – keep all of these items out of the disposal. They are difficult to grind, and therefore, may cause blockages in your drain.
Always keep the cold water running when the disposal is on.
Keep the disposal clean by pouring some dish soap down the drain. You may also drop a few slices of lemon peel in the disposal to keep it smelling pleasant.
2. Guard your toilets from non-flushable items (toilet paper only!)
Place a waste bin in the bathroom for any items that should not be flushed.
This will encourage your guests to throw any items in the bin, rather than flushing them.
3. Leave a plunger by each toilet
By providing a plunger, you may save your guests the embarrassment of clogging the toilet.
4. Use a shower drain hair catcher
With overnight guests, it is a good idea to add a shower drain hair catcher in every bathroom. The strainer prevents excess hair from entering your drains and causing clogs.
5. Fix any existing plumbing issues BEFORE Thanksgiving
Minor plumbing problems can quickly turn into major plumbing problems when they are left unresolved.
If you have a clogged or slow running drain, a leaky faucet, or an old water heater ready to give out – call Zeek Plumbing today to make the repairs in time for the holiday!
By following the tips outlined above, you can be sure to enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday free of plumbing problems. Zeek Plumbing is here to help you avoid a potential plumbing disaster – 866-635-0200.
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Zeek Plumbing was wonderful to work with..I was given an appointment right away and the men showed up right on time and quickly figured out my plumbing issue and were able to finish it quickly and neatly! I will be calling Zeek back and refer them to my friends and neighbors
I called Zeek plumbing because I had a drain pipe that froze for the second time in a year, causing my washer to overflow everywhere. They assured me they would get there as soon as possible and would take care of the problem. They didn’t lie! Within 2 hours of their arrival, they located the pipe and moved it so that it wouldn’t freeze again. They also called me back on a weekend to let me know they got my message and would schedule an appointment time first thing on a Monday when they were back in the office. Very communicative! I would definitely use Zeek plumbing again!
Very happy with the work performed. Would highly recommend Zeek Plumbing.
Tim did a good job fixing our small leak in the basement. He was professional, explained the process of the repair, and used a drop cloth! I particularly appreciate the company's followup; they called when they said they would and put us on the schedule right away even though our repair was small. They also explained pricing on the phone, which ended up exactly as explained. I would definitely recommend them.
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Zeek plumbing replaced the hot water heater in my new home. They went above and beyond. I would definitely recommend them to my friends.
Zeek Plumbing really helped our family out in a time crunch situation. We woke up one morning to no hot water. We are a family of 5 and in the middle of the summer, showers are a must! We called a couple places, including the big home improvement chains and another local place. Zeek's guys made a point to ask when I would be available to come out - they came the same day I called. Once there, they tested the hot water heater and explained to me what was wrong, and was able to answer my questions in regard to the internet research I had done while I had waited. They then quoted us on a great quality replacement with up to code fittings, which our old one did not have. We scheduled the replacement and they were in and out in no time. I cannot say enough about how professional and competitively priced they were. I am now waiting to get the green light from my husband to start a re-do on our bathroom, because I know FOR SURE I will be using ZEEK Plumbing soup to nuts!
We are so happy we ended up using Zeek Plumbing to run our new gas lines to our house and we are very pleased with how everything turned out. They worked with us on pricing, came exactly when they said they would, took exactly the amount of time they said they would, even did extra for us and were extremely professional in our home. They actually helped us afterwards with coming back and getting the gas working. We were nervous about picking a good and affordable plumber but were very happy with our decision and will definitely use them for everything we need in the future!
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