Visit with Friends & Family this Holiday Season, Not Us!

Here at BHCP we love seeing our customers but we know that it is your family and friends you want  visiting your home this holiday season, not us! Here are some tips to help you prevent the need for costly and inconvenient service calls and keep a little holiday cash in your pocket!     PLUMBING (In the Kitchen) Make sure that you have a plunger handy should any sudden issues arise with your drains Fats, oils, and grease are some of the biggest threats your drains face. Don’t strain the drain. Even if you use a detergent that claims to dissolve grease, it can still build up in the system and cause problems later. Wipe greasy pots, pans, dishes and utensils with a paper towel before putting them in the dishwasher or rinsing them in the sink. Garbage disposals are convenient but not for high volume – If you must put food into the drains, break large pieces into smaller chunks first, and try to avoid fibrous foods (like celery and onion skins) that can wrap around the disposal and jam the motor. Do not put expandable foods (such as pasta or rice) down the drain – Even SMALL amounts of these foods can swell with water and clog the trap. Always run the water for at least 30-60 seconds after disposal use or washing dishes. NEVER use hot water! While it may seem to help dissolve grease and flush it better, it is worse when it coagulates further down the pipes. To remove stuck debris and odor, run cold water while emptying a tray of ice cubes into your disposal. You...