Super Bowl Party Plumbing Tips
Getting prepped for your big Super Bowl party? Hope your plumbing is in good shape! Here are some party tips to tackle before your house is packed with lots of eating and drinking people! Behind only Thanksgiving, Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest day of food consumption, according to the American Institute of Food Distribution.
These food-centered celebrations make for busy times for plumbers like us. People pile into homes for Super Bowl parties, where they eat and drink more than usual. If you are hosting a party, you need to be aware of the strain will cause on your plumbing.
THE TOILET TANK
Remove small objects and clutter on toilet tanks that could fall in and cause clogs.
THE TOILET SHUT-OFF
Locate and learn how to use the water shut-off valve under the toilet tank in case of an emergency. Don’t forget to test it out.
THE BATHROOM GARBAGE
Empty your bathroom garbage and place it in a visible, accessible location so nothing other than toilet paper goes in the toilet.
THE GARBAGE DISPOSAL
If you have a garbage disposal, don’t overload it with leftovers, which could lead to a clogged kitchen sink. No chicken wing bones or celery stalks!
THE KITCHEN DRAIN
Avoid pouring fat, oil and grease down the drain. (We're looking at you chicken wing containers.)
Follow those basic tips, and maybe you'll spare yourself some late-night headache after the party is over and you've just declared, "That was the best Super Bowl Party EVER!" You'll quickly take those words back when your utility sink is backing up, or your toilet won't flush.