Top 5 Tips to Keep Thanksgiving and Your Budget from Going Down the Drain

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Mr. Rooter Offers Tips to Keep Your Drain and Disposal in Proper Working Order over the Holidays

5 Tips to Keep Your Sink in Tip-Top Shape

5 Tips to Keep Your Sink in Tip-Top Shape

Garbage disposals weren’t designed to replace the trash can

Preventing plumbing problems in the kitchen during the Thanksgiving holiday is easy as pie if cooks know the plumbing do's and don’ts of their garbage disposals and sink drains.

However, year after year, the Thanksgiving holiday brings a spike in emergency calls to plumbers for malfunctioning garbage disposals and clogged drains. In fact, the day after Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for plumbers.

“At Mr. Rooter® Plumbing, we want to ensure this holiday is enjoyable for our customers, so we’re available in the case of an unexpected plumbing disaster,” said Mary Kennedy Thompson, president of Mr. Rooter Corporation. “Our Mr. Rooter service professionals take a great deal of pride in being a hero for our customers.”

With a house full of family and friends, more leftovers end up down the drain, which increases the chance of drains clogging and garbage disposals breaking.

After the Thanksgiving feast is cleaned up, it is important for cooks to know what should and should not be put down the drain.

“Garbage disposals weren’t designed to replace the trash can,” Thompson said. “On top of that, they usually get overworked during the holidays.”

Here are Mr. Rooter's Top 5 Tips to keep your holiday enjoyable and plumber-free:

1. Don’t put turkey bones, skin and potato and onion peels down garbage disposal.
2. Throw leftovers in the trash or compost pile.
3. Feed waste gradually to prevent overloading the garbage disposal.
4. Avoid pouring grease down the drain; wipe off greasy pans before washing.
5. Don’t operate dishwasher if you suspect a problem. It discharges into the disposal.

About Mr. Rooter®:
Established in 1970, Mr. Rooter is an all-franchised, full-service plumbing and drain cleaning with approximately 300 franchises worldwide. Recognized by Entrepreneur magazine among its Franchise 500 and Franchise Times Top 200, Mr. Rooter franchisees provide services to both residential and commercial customers. Mr. Rooter began franchising in 1974 and is a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group, Inc. For more information or to find the location nearest you, please visit our website at


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