prevent drain clogs after party

Tips preventing drain clogs. Super Bowl party snacks you DON’T put in your kitchen drain or grind in your garbage disposal.

After every Super Bowl we see a spike in calls about drain clogs.

Los Angeles homeowners complain their kitchen sink won’t drain or their garbage disposal won’t work. When our operators ask, “What did you put down your drain or garbage disposal?” they respond with the same answer 9 out of 10 times.

It’s always the classic Super Bowl snacks: chicken wings, potato skins, ribs, celery sticks, and accompany sauces or toppings like blue cheese and bacon.

After tonight’s Super Bowl we thought we should share some tips how to prevent drain clogs for those responsible to cleanup after their Super Bowl party.

Laziness won’t prevent drain clogs

Your Super Bowl party is over and leftover food plates are stacked in your kitchen sink and counter top. It’s late and you’re thinking the fastest way to clean up and get to bed.

Empty on garbage bags, you decide to give your garbage disposal its own Super Bowl workout.

Feeling rushed, you quickly dump the contents of your plates without paying attention to what’s going down the drain.

You flip your garbage disposal switch ON, turn your faucet nozzle to HOT water, and keep stuffing your garbage disposal.

Then all of the sudden THUMP your disposal stops working. Water is building up in the sink. You try plunging. Nothing. You try flipping the switch again. Nothing. You try clearing the drain trap. Nothing.

Sound familiar?

If you let laziness get in the way of your cleanup, you risk getting a drain clog or needing to install a new garbage disposal.

Super Bowl snacks you DON’T put in your drain

When we have to unclog a kitchen drain (or repair a garbage disposal) shortly after a Super Bowl party, our plumbers find the same food debris clogging the pipes and garbage disposal blades: fragments of chicken bones and pork ribs, potato skins, sinewy celery fibers, and excessive globs of blue cheese and bacon.

prevent drain clog - don't put chicken wings in drain

DON’T put chicken wing bones down your drain (or grind in a garbage disposal) if you want to prevent drain clogs

prevent drain clog - don't put potato skin wedges in drain

DON’T put potato skin wedges down your drain (or grind in a garbage disposal) if you want to prevent drain clogs

prevent drain clog - don't put ribs in drain

DON’T put rib bones in your drain (or grind in a garbage disposal) if you want to prevent drain clogs

prevent drain clog - don't put celery sticks in drain

DON’T put celery sticks in your drain (or grind in a garbage disposal) if you want to prevent drain clogs

prevent drain clog - don't put blue cheese in drain

DON’T put blue cheese dip in your drain (or grind in a garbage disposal) if you want to prevent drain clogs

prevent drain clog - don't put bacon in drain

DON’T put bacon products in your drain (or grind in a garbage disposal) if you want to prevent drain clogs

In general, to clear a kitchen sink from food debris that has lodged beyond the drain trap but no further than 30 feet, and that requires our Los Angeles plumbers use drain cleaning augers or drills, and there is an accessible clean out, we offer a $65 special. However, this is more expensive if we have to perform a more extreme method of drain cleaning called hydro jetting.
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