The holiday season brings all kinds of demands on both your time and your home. Your kitchen is one of those areas that’s probably going to see more demand than normal, thanks to hosting guests and preparing large holiday meals. There are a couple of things that you should do to prepare your kitchen plumbing system for the holiday season. Read on to find out what.

Garbage Disposals

Garbage disposals are vulnerable to a number of problems, though many homeowners do not realize it. The best way to avoid these problems is to avoid putting certain materials down the disposal. FOG (fats, oils, and grease) should never be put down the disposal. This is because they congeal into a sludge as they cool off, which can gum up the impellers and clog the drain line. You should also avoid putting any hard materials, like ice, bones, and fruit pits, into the disposal. These can break the impeller, rendering the disposal useless until it is repaired.


You should have a professional examine your kitchen plumbing system before demand on it increases too much. Kitchen plumbing appliances are put under a lot of demand year-round, especially during the winter. The best way to keep them in good condition is to schedule preventive maintenance for all of them. This gives your plumber the opportunity to find and fix issues before they have the chance to cause immense damage to one or more appliances. You can save yourself a lot of time, frustration, and money by doing this every year.

Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing offers kitchen plumbing services throughout Bethesda, MD. If you need help getting your kitchen plumbing system ready for winter, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert plumbers. We’ll make sure your kitchen serves you well throughout the winter.