Fall Cooking Precautions
Halloween decorations are already in stores and Thanksgiving is not far behind. At the end of the year, which is in just a few short months Christmas will be here. As summer is drawing to a close, it is time to unpack those cookbooks and dust them off in preparation for the biggest cooking season.
However, without the right precautions, your plumbing can take a hit during this heavy use season. If you’re looking to avoid emergency plumbing repair issues, then be sure to read through this article!
The Right Way to Dispose of Grease
Grease is one of those unavoidable side dishes that come with the art of cooking. When dealing with protein, like baking a turkey, grease is going to try to find a way to ruin the holidays by making its way into the drains clogging them up.
A good way to avoid clogging up your drain with grease is by use of a grease trap. All restaurants, whether fast food or fine dining use grease traps because no one wants to constantly pay a plumber to fix their drain.
Grease can clog drains quickly, and to avoid it then you have to have somewhere to put the grease, so a grease trap is perfect for this.
The Secret Weekly Hot Water Flush
During the Fall season, all kinds of things are going to go down the sink. It is inevitable due to the amount of cooking that goes on.
Clogging may happen from food particles that get stuck in an awkward way that doesn’t completely clog the sink but can cause quite a bit of blockage.
Pouring hot water down the sink once a week is a good way to keep your kitchen plumbing clear of any tiny blockages that may come from food. Keeping this habit of doing it once a week will stop build-up which could turn your little blockage into a full-blown clog.
Garbage Disposal is Just a Name
The word garbage disposal is misleading because people feel like they can throw whatever they consider garbage, and it should get rid of it. This is not the case by any means. A garbage disposal is surprisingly sensitive and cannot handle certain items.
For example, here is a list of things you absolutely cannot put in the garbage disposal while cooking, especially if you do not want to destroy it.
- Grease & Oil
- Pits & Seeds
- Rice & Pasta
- Eggs Shells
- Animal Bones
There are other things that are a big garbage disposal no-no, but the listed items are those that are used during cooking and many have a bad habit of just washing them down the sink.
Cooking can be fun, but it can also be dangerous if you do not employ safe cooking practices. Nothing will ruin cooking during the holiday faster than a broken garbage disposal; the smell alone will turn you off food. By watching what you throw down the kitchen sink, avoiding cooking grease, and working to routinely clean your plumbing, you’ll enjoy a functionality kitchen throughout the holiday season.