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Pipe-Saving Tips for the Holidays

The holidays are fast approaching! Keep these tips in mind at home. Your pipes will thank you.

Keep grease out of drains. Grease from holiday turkeys, roasts and hams is a leading cause of sewage spills this time of year. Put leftover grease in containers with lids, such as jars, then throw them in the garbage. When cleaning a greasy pan, pour grease into a container, wipe excess grease from the pan with paper towels, and throw the towels away.

Don’t flush flushables. Despite the unfortunate name, “flushable” wipes are not flushable. Good old-fashioned toilet paper is made to disintegrate as it agitates in water. Flushables are not paper—they are made of plastic that can’t decompose or break into bits.

Toss the floss. Dental floss can clump in the pump. So keep your hygienist and your water worker happy by flossing every day—and then tossing the floss in the trash.

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