Turkey Day Tips from Nation's Top Plumbing and Drain Service Specialist

   Turkey Day Tips from Nation's Top Plumbing and Drain Service Specialist

Roto-Rooter braces for their busiest time of year

PR Newswire

CINCINNATI, Nov. 12, 2012

CINCINNATI, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The day after Thanksgiving is the
busiest of the year for Roto-Rooter's residential plumbers. Big holiday meal
preparation and cleanup can lead to a lot of unwanted waste in the kitchen
drain and garbage disposal. Also, a house full of holiday guests who require
additional clothes washing, showers and toilet flushes puts a strain on
household plumbing.

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"Often, the case is that a house already has partially clogged drains that go
unnoticed, until holiday guests arrive and overwhelm the system," Paul Abrams
Roto-Rooter representative said. Hectic houses full of people and frantic
hosts quickly and easily lead to plumbing problems throughout the holiday
season.

Incoming calls to Roto-Rooter, for kitchen jobs alone, will jump 50% above the
average Friday. The four-day Thanksgiving weekend averages a 21% increase over
any other Thursday through Sunday period during the year. Roto-Rooter is
prepared with additional staff to address the increase in calls and jobs,
saving consumers from long waits with guests in the house and outrageous
holiday service charges.

Thanksgiving hosts can avoid a visit from their plumber over the holiday
weekend by following these clog-preventing tips:

  oNever pour fats or cooking oils down drains. They solidify in pipes.
    Instead, wipe grease from pots with paper towels and throw in trash.
  oAvoid putting stringy, fibrous or starchy waste in the garbage disposal.
    Poultry skins, celery, fruit & potato peels, for example, cannot be
    sufficiently broken down.
  oMake sure the disposal is running when you put food into it. Don't wait
    until it's full to turn it on.
  oFor homes hosting weekend guests, it's a good idea to wait 15 minutes
    between showers so slow drains have time to do their job.
  oNever flush cotton balls, swabs, hair or facial scrub pads down a toilet.
    They don't dissolve and will cause clogs.
  oTry to address any plumbing problems before the holiday and before guests
    arrive. However, in holiday emergencies, don't hesitate to ask up front
    about extra holiday service fees.
  oAs always, know your limits. Often, minor plumbing problems turn into
    plumbing catastrophes if not handled properly.

About Roto-Rooter
Roto-Rooter, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chemed Corporation, was established
in 1935 and is the largest provider of plumbing and drain cleaning services in
North America. Roto-Rooter operates businesses in more than 111 company-owned
territories and more than 500 independent franchise territories, serving 91
percent of the U.S. population and 44 percent of Canada.

Media Contact: Kelly Gadd
               The Eisen Agency
               Kelly@theeisenagency.com
               859.291.4302

SOURCE Roto-Rooter
 
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