Winter Kitchen Plumbing Tips in Reno Nevada
The cold weather is here! If there’s anytime of the year that something could go wrong in the kitchen, you’d hate for it to be on the day you’re cooking a holiday celebration. Here are a few kitchen plumbing tips that will surely help you get through this holiday season in Reno Nevada.
“Save Your Drains
Since liquid fats will turn solid in your pipes during cold weather, creating clogs don’t pour cooking oils or fats down the drain. Instead, wipe congealed grease from pots and pans. Cooking grease and oils can cause severe problems for your garbage disposal as well, so don’t put stringy substances like poultry skins or anything that your garbage disposal will have difficulty grinding down into the disposal. Make sure you run cold water through the disposal for at least 15 seconds before and after using it to flush waste down the main line, and always turn the disposal on before filling it.
Hot Water Conservation
To conserve hot water and maintain proper water pressure, run the dishwasher and washing machine at off times or at night. And if the temperature drops to freezing, remember to run water from every valve in your house at least a few times a day to prevent freezing. If your pipes do freeze, open the cabinet doors under the faucets so they can get some heat.”