(Editor’s Note: At Home with Angie, written by Angela Daidone, features simple tips for caring for your home and property.)
Planning for the holidays is a big undertaking. Cleaning up after a big dinner get-together can be just as tedious. The last thing you want is to make an emergency call to your plumber – if you can find one on the holiday weekend – because of a sink clog. While your guests may be well-meaning in offering to help, they often will put anything and everything down the drain as they clean up from the feast.
According to HomeAdvisor.com, it can cost up to $400 to fix a garbage disposal. Here are a few tips to help avoid the need to invite the plumber to the dinner table:
Slow and Steady Wins the Race
*Too much food at once can clog the drain. Discard food a little at a time and use a strainer to avoid getting rid of items that are too large for the disposal.