We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holidays. Gathering together with family and friends is always special. A big part of celebrating Thanksgiving is the huge feast – perhaps you had a turkey, with all the trimmings?
It’s not uncommon for plumbing services in NYC to get a lot of calls about slow draining sinks and other plumbing issues immediately after the Thanksgiving holidays. Sometimes it’s house guests that are the issue – people flush amazingly inappropriate things down the drain, resulting in a clogged toilet. Guests aren’t necessarily gentle with things like handles and faucets; our calls for faucet repair and faucet replacement go up significantly after the Thanksgiving holidays. By and far the largest issue we hear about in this time period is kitchen sink clogs.
Garbage disposals are not miracle workers. Some of the foods most traditionally associated with Thanksgiving, including squash and pumpkin pie, have the power to completely overwhelm your garbage disposal. Large turkey bones can have the same effect. When your garbage disposal isn’t working properly, larger chunks of material can block your kitchen sink drain pipe.
When your kitchen sink drain pipe is partially blocked, the water will drain slowly. There is often a strong, disagreeable odor associated with a partially blocked kitchen sink drain pipe: this results from the food matter that can not descend that is slowly rotting in place. Sometimes this odor can be the first clue there’s something wrong with your plumbing: when all else fails, the nose knows!
Plumbing services in NYC resolve slow draining kitchen sinks through a variety of approaches. Depending on what happened, the garbage disposal may need repair or replacement. Drain cleaning is another solution: by removing the accumulated debris from Thanksgiving and before, your kitchen sink will be able to work properly again. Drain cleaning can be accomplished without damaging your sink or making a mess in the home -which is good news, as cleaning up after house guests is enough work on its own!