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Keeping Your Kitchen Sink Happy this Holiday!

Keeping Your Sink Flowing During the Holidays

The kitchen sink plays a vital role in your Christmas dinner whether you are washing the dirt off the greens or just keeping your hands clean after handling the ham or raw turkey. It's important to keep your sink flowing freely. Here are some tips to keep in mind before the big day. 

First off before the party starts we suggest that you have a strainer in your sink to collect food and other debris. The strainer can act as filter and prevent things from backing up.

Second, keep in mind that even if you have a garbage disposal it is not wise to pour any form of grease down the drain. Did you know in Savannah that officials actually remind residents not to pour fats down the drains during holidays because they cause sewer overflows? Really! Grease is that bad, they encourage residents to put it in trash. Experts say the only thing that should go down a drain is soap and water. 

Finally at the end of the day after everyone has enjoyed the last bite of Auntie Lillian's famous walnut divinity the last thing you want to do is the dishes! So bribe the younger kids with more pie and whip cream to do the dirty work or an extra hour of Xbox. One way to keep your sink happy is to wipe excess grease off with a paper towel into the garbage before loading your dishwasher.

And if for some reason you find that the kids didn't listen to you and realize more food and grease went down the drain than expected try pouring some boiling water down the drain. Trust us it works! Try this before you head to the Home Depot to buy some crazy expensive dangerous chemical.  But do be careful, boiling water is well... hot.

Good luck to you and may your sink stay happy this holiday season!

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