The tree’s up and decorations are out ...but what about those holiday preparation and cleanup tips that aren’t on your to-do list?
On the twelfth day of Christmas, my service professional fixed for me:
- Twelve tangled lights
- Eleven frozen pipes
- Ten dishwashers spraying
- Nine power cords fraying
- Eight drips a leaking
- Seven ovens overheating
- Six breakers blowing
- Five toilets overflowing
- Four fridges not cooling
- Three light bulbs bursting
- Two drains clogging
- And one service call to fix it all.
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.
“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 your decorating your home for the holidays. "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. Electricand Mr. Rooterhave the Top 5 Holiday Tips You Haven’t Thought Of:
- Avoid running the self-cleaning cycle before a big holiday dinner.
- Replace gaskets at the first sign of a leak or if moisture appears on outside of oven.
- Avoid pouring grease down the drain.
- Throw leftovers in the trash or compost pile instead of putting down the garbage disposal.
- Ensure there is enough space around appliances to allow heat to escape.