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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I had a leak from my upstairs bathroom which was coming from an old 3” copper drain pipe connected to the toilet. Tim from Zeek Plumbing replaced the 3’ section of drain pipe with plastic and braced the new pipe to make sure it remained sloped in the right direction. Tim also reinforced the flooring under the toilet which had weakened over the years, and now the support is very strong. Tim was very professional and most importantly wanted to make sure the job was done right!
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I woke up to a pretty big leak in my basement. I called Zeek Plumbing around 8am and they were at my house within 2 hours. Tim did and excellent job and also took the time to explain to me what happened and how to prevent this from occurring again. Very professional company.
Had no heat, they had a crew out within a few hours. Explained everything, issue fixed promptly. Nice & friendly guys and not overly priced. Would definitely recommend and use again if need arises.
We used Zeek a few weeks ago for a clogged pipe. At that time we noticed a leak in our septic pipe in the basement. So we asked them to give us a price to replace the pipe. The price sound reasonable so we set it up for them to come back. Tim, Rj and Rich where here 8:00am sharp and went right to work. We where only without toilets for a few hours. They did a amazing job and where finished by 3 pm. All 3 guys are extremely professional and and very friendly. They work well together and all enjoy what they are doMy wife and I would highly recommend them.
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We had a septic pipe clog. My wife called and talked to Steve. He was very friendly and got back to us within a few minutes with a time they would be here. It didn’t take them long and where right on time. The two guys where professional and got right to the problem. We need a few other things done so we will be calling them again. I highly recommended Zeek plumbing!!
Great job done and great customer service!
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We had a pipe leaking in the basement. Tim showed up in a very timely manner. He was very efficient and honest. We would highly recommend Zeek Plumbing!
Super Bowl Sunday morning, Zeek Plumbing didn't hesitate to respond when we called them for assistance. Our bathroom backed up and flooded our basement causing us to make an emergency request to them. They were at our home immediately and saved the day!
These guys were fantastic. Friendly, knowledgeable and very accommodating. They came to fix one problem and wound up fixing three. Price was extremely fair as well. I would recommend Zeke 100%
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