SOURCE: Mr. Rooter

Mr. Rooter

November 22, 2011 17:02 ET

Top 5 Tips to Keep Thanksgiving From Being the Most 'Plumber-Ful' Time of Year

WACO, TX--(Marketwire - Nov 22, 2011) - Preventing plumbing problems in the kitchen during the Thanksgiving holiday is easy as pie if cooks know the dos and don'ts of their garbage disposals.

But year in and year out the Thanksgiving holiday brings a spike in emergency calls to plumbers for malfunctioning garbage disposals and clogged drains. In fact, the day after Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for plumbers.

"At Mr. Rooter® Plumbing, we want to make this holiday enjoyable for our customers, so 24 hour plumbers are available in case a plumbing disaster happens," said Mary Kennedy Thompson, president of Mr. Rooter Corporation. "Our Mr. Rooter service professionals take a great deal of pride in being a hero for our customers."

With a house full of family and friends, more leftovers go down the drain. That means an increase in the chance of drains clogging and garbage disposals breaking.

After the Thanksgiving feast is cleaned up, it is important for cooks to know what should and should not be put down the drain.

"Garbage disposals weren't designed to replace the trash can," Thompson said. "On top of that, they usually get overworked during the holidays."

While counting your blessings this Thanksgiving be thankful for these Top 5 Turkey Day
Tips from Mr. Rooter Plumbing:
1. Don't put turkey bones, skin and potato and onion peels down garbage disposal.
2. Throw leftovers in the trash or compost pile.
3. Feed waste gradually to prevent overloading the garbage disposal.
4. Avoid pouring grease down the drain; wipe off greasy pans before washing.
5. Don't operate dishwasher if you suspect a problem. It discharges into the disposal.

About Mr. Rooter®:
Established in 1970, Mr. Rooter is an all-franchised, full-service plumbing and drain cleaning with approximately 300 franchises worldwide. Recognized by Entrepreneur magazine among its Franchise 500 and Franchise Times Top 200, Mr. Rooter franchisees provide services to both residential and commercial customers. Mr. Rooter began franchising in 1974 and is a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group, Inc. For more information or to find the location nearest you, please visit our website at Follow us on and


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