Can you smell the bird cooking and the cranberry sauce simmering? In just a few weeks, we’ll all be indulging in turkey, spending time with loved ones and giving thanks. But while we realize that Thanksgiving dinner is definitely a time to rejoice, we also know that sometimes the holidays can get a bit hectic — especially when it comes to your home’s plumbing and heating. Lucky for you, we’ve surveyed our professional technicians and drafted up a quick list of must-know tips to help ensure your Thanksgiving celebration goes off without a hitch.
Stress-Free Thanksgiving Tips:
- Start prepping early on. Start to prep for your Thanksgiving dinner a few days early. Preparing a few dishes ahead of time will help ease stress Thursday morning — on both you and your kitchen sink.
- Be selective with your leftovers. Many Thanksgiving essentials can damage your garbage disposal. Be sure to throw scraps of turkey bones, grease, potato peels and squash in the trash, not your sink.
- Stock up your guest bathroom. Make sure your guest bathroom is fully loaded with toilet paper for the extra guests you’re anticipating. It would also behoove you to make sure garbage cans are fresh and ready to go. With an empty garbage can, guests won’t be tempted to flush things they shouldn’t!
- Turn down the thermostat. With all of the extra guests and the heat from your kitchen cooking, your home will be running a little bit warmer, naturally. Turn down your thermostat to keep your home comfortable. You’ll put less strain on your HVAC system — and you’ll save money!
If you experience any problems with your home plumbing or heating systems this Thanksgiving, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our professional technicians are here to help keep things running efficiently. Contact us at any one of our three offices:
St. Paul: 651-237-9190
North Metro: 763-515-4852