Super Bowl Parties Can Be a Super Problem for Your Plumbing

January 23, 2009 // // Waco, Texas – Super Bowl parties can be a super problem for plumbing systems.

As football fans pile into homes and apartments for Super Bowl parties, they'll be eating more pizza and chicken wings than usual. This means overtime for garbage disposals and toilets.

"People's attention will be on the big game and not how much food is going down the garbage disposal," said Mary Kennedy Thompson, president of Mr. Rooter Corporation. "We want to coach people on how to best prepare their kitchens and bathrooms for a house full of guests, especially on a day like Super Bowl Sunday."

For starters, don't overload the garbage disposal with leftovers, which could lead to a clogged kitchen sink. Instead, throw scraps in the trash or compost pile. Avoid pouring grease down the drain and wipe off greasy plates and pans with a paper towel before washing them.

Be sure to tackle some precautions in the bathroom as well. Mr. Rooter® service professionals suggest removing small objects from the top of the toilet tank that could fall in, causing it to clog. Keep a trash bin in the bathroom, so guests won't flush paper towels, napkins or facial tissue.

Whether you're throwing a party or just attending one, it's always important to know how to use the water shut-off valve under the tank. Toilet overflows are messy to clean up and can damage floors and drywall.

While these tips should help homeowners intercept any issues, local plumbers will be ready if a problem throws a flag in your party plans.

About Mr. Rooter®:

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.



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