December 12, 2008 // Franchising.com // Waco, Texas – As shoppers cut back on holiday spending, homeowners should plan ahead for extra guests and get-togethers so they don't flush their money down the drain.
Whether it's having family over for the holidays or hosting a festive party, the kitchen and bathrooms will be busier than usual. To save the cost and inconvenience of a plumbing emergency, Mr. Rooter® service professionals recommend homeowners pay special attention to their plumbing. "With the extra food, family and friends, you can easily forget about the stress it puts on your plumbing,"
said Mary Kennedy Thompson, president of Mr. Rooter Corporation. "We have some advice that will help keep a backed-up drain from ruining your holiday plans."
To properly operate a garbage disposal, turn on the water, then turn on the disposal and feed the waste gradually. Keep the water on while using the disposal. Leave the water on for a short period after the disposal is turned off.
Follow these steps to keep your plumbing system off of Santa's naughty list.
If one of these disasters intrudes on your celebrations, contact your local Mr. Rooter shop to put the happy back into the holidays.
Established in 1970, Mr. Rooter is the largest all-franchised, full-service plumbing and drain cleaning company in the world 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 Web site at www.mrrooter.com.