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01 Nov

Four tips to avoid plumbing emergencies this Thanksgiving in Vermont

Traditionally, Thanksgiving is one of the busiest times for plumbers, especially in Vermont! Between backed-up garbage disposals, clogged toilets and burst pipes, plumbers can be as busy as Santa Claus getting ready for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.

We know you are busy too, but in the middle of planning Thanksgiving and preparing for holiday guests, the last thing you want is a plumbing disaster. Here are four tips to avoid common plumbing problems in Vermont this Thanksgiving:

Call a plumber for a pre-Thanksgiving in-home inspection

Anyone having guests over for Thanksgiving should consider calling a plumber to ensure your water heater, furnace and plumbing are up-to-date. They can handle the extra demands of a crowded household. Have them check the garbage disposal and the drains to ensure everything flows properly. 

Get a “plumbing tune-up” using a contractor through Plumbers 911 Vermont to avoid any plumbing disasters. 

Respect your garbage disposal — it is not a trash can!

Small scraps are ideal for the garbage disposal, but avoid throwing bones, skin, husks or fruit down the disposal. These items will clog your disposal in no time! Always run cold water for 30 to 60 seconds when using your disposal to wash away any obstructions.

Also, never pour grease down your sink. Grease can harden in your pipes and cause a severe clog that will require a plumber to remove. 

Suppose you suspect that you have a grease clog. In that case, call Plumbers 911 Vermont and receive help from a contractor to diagnose and resolve the problems.

Protect your toilet pipes from clogs

Clogged toilets are some of the most common plumbing problems we run into in Vermont. Often, they are caused by something that has no business going down a toilet — sanitary pads, paper towels, Kleenex or cotton balls, for example. 

If you are having trouble finding and removing the clog from your toilet, reach out to Plumbers 911 Vermont to be connected with a contractor who can fix the situation.

Scrape dishes before putting them in the dishwasher

We get it. After a big Thanksgiving meal, you are tired and are lucky enough to get the dishes in the dishwasher in the first place. Be sure to go the extra mile and scrape any food off the dishes before loading them into the dishwasher. They do not need to be spotless; you own a dishwasher. The big pieces should be removed to prevent a clogged dishwasher and the need to call an emergency plumber in the middle of Thanksgiving.

Need a plumber in Vermont? Call Plumbers 911!

If you need an emergency plumber in Vermont, call Plumbers 911! We are a network of qualified plumbing contractors who can have an experienced, professional plumber at your door – even during the busy Thanksgiving season. 

All our plumbers are highly trained, qualified, fully insured and drug tested. 

Whether you need an emergency plumber or a plumber to inspect your plumbing before house guests arrive, Plumbers 911 is the solution for all your needs. Call Plumbers 911 for a referral in Vermont today!

All our Vermont Licensed Plumbers are highly trained and vetted. They are drug tested, insured and bonded. Call Plumbers 911 Vermont for a trusted Licensed Plumber today!


To all our friends and customers regarding COVID-19

We will get through this together To say we are living in “unprecedented” challenging times would be an understatement. We hope this finds you and your family safe and healthy. We would like to list a few pieces of information and websites that we think will be helpful for you during this time.

  • To get the most current information on the COVID-19 virus, please check the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) website at:
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  • For those of you with children that are looking for something fun to do, there are virtual field trips you can take with your kids that are fun and educational. Here is a link:

Plumbers are considered essential workers during this time and we will continue to work as our number one priority is to “protect the health of the nation.” Stay well, stay safe and we will get through this together.

Your Friends at Plumbers 911

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