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Drain Problems after a Thanksgiving Day Feast? Try These Solutions

Drain and Sewer, Plumbing

Thanksgiving has come and gone, but problems with your kitchen sink drains seem to be here to stay. Are you struggling to keep your drains in good working order after a successful holiday meal? We’ve got a few tips for you. But if major problems affect your kitchen drains, it’s time to call in a plumber with the right equipment to solve the issue fast.

Solutions for Smelly Drains

One common problem homeowners face after a big meal is an unpleasant odor from the drain. For a simple solution, try putting a few teaspoons of baking soda into the drain followed by a generous pour (a cup or so) of vinegar. This should remove most odors, unless there is a problem with your sewer line that demands professional attention.

What to Do about Busted Disposals

Do you fear that your disposal is broken for good after all of the work you put it through for your holiday feast? This may not be the case. Try popping in the reset button underneath your sink and see if this solves your problems. Whatever you do, do not stick your hand into the drain. If it’s not the reset button and it’s not electrical, we always recommend calling in a plumber.

Curing Clogged Drains

If you’re faced with a clogged drain after a big meal, the first step before calling in a plumber is to try a sink plunger. Plunging with some force may do the trick, and it may help to stuff a rag into one drain of a double-bowl sink in order to move more pressure to the drain. If not, you should call in a plumber, and avoid using chemical drain cleaners that are toxic and may damage the pipes.

At Advanced Home Services, we are the standard when it comes to providing excellent customer service. Call us today for drain cleaning in Pocatello, ID, or for more helpful advice. We’re open during the holidays!


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