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Holiday Home- Kitchen Tips for the Season

Holiday Home

The decorations are up and the air is filled with the excitement of the holiday season.  However, overlooking a few simple winter-ready steps could bring out the Scrooge in any homeowner.  Mr. Rooter® Plumbing and it’s sister companies, Mr. Electric® and Mr. Appliance® have teamed up to provide the following tips to keep your holiday season a joyous one.

To keep the oven, garbage disposal and kitchen sink drain in good working condition this holiday season, cooks need to take some precautions before and after the holiday celebration.

“During the holidays, and especially with a house full of guests, people don’t realize how much food is going down their garbage disposal until it clogs the drain,” said Mary Kennedy Thompson, president of Mr. Rooter Corporation. “We suggest homeowners throw their food in the garbage can, not the garbage disposal.  Especially items like potato skins, poultry bones and grease or oil, as these are surefire ways to clog the drain.”

In addition, your oven – where much of the holiday magic begins – is in need of a quick checkup.  “Oven problems usually go unnoticed until the big meal is already inside the oven,” said Doug Rogers, president of Mr. Appliance® Corp. “A few minutes spent checking your kitchen appliances could save your holiday season.”

The same goes for decorating your home. “The holidays can be a joyous time, but we also need to be aware of the potential for electrical accidents and keep our families safe,” said Mr. Electric Corporation President Jeff Meyers.

Mr. Appliance, Mr. Electric and Mr. Rooter have the Top 5 Holiday Tips You Haven’t Thought Of:

  1. Avoid running the self-cleaning cycle on your oven before a big holiday dinner.
  2. Replace gaskets at the first sign of a leak or if moisture appears on the outside of your oven.
  3. Ensure there is enough space around appliances to allow heat to escape from them.
  4. Avoid pouring grease down the drain.
  5. Throw leftovers in the trash or compost pile instead of putting down the garbage disposal.

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