Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Metro-Flow Plumbing! Christmas time is a time for family and spending time with our loved ones. Be it family or friends, it helps us take a break from our everyday lives and continues to show us that we should really count our blessings. The holidays can be overwhelming if you don’t know how to prepare for them. One of the customs associated with Christmas is that of gift giving. Today we’re going to explore where that custom came from as well as give you some last minute ideas for gifts that could help anyone with their housekeeping.
In Christianity gift giving is tied all the way back to when the three magi, or wise men, brought gifts to baby Jesus on his birthday. This is why we open gifts on Christmas morning. It may have also been influenced by Nicholas of Myra, a 4th century saint who was famous for his gift giving. Fast forward to today, the tradition of gift giving continues to be popular with everyone involved!
Here are some appliances we thought might make anyone's life easier and also make excellent holiday gifts!
We know the holidays can be stressful so hopefully we helped you with your gift ideas.
Next month we’ll hit the ground rolling with more plumbing tips and tricks here at the Metro-Flow Plumbing blog. From our family here at Metro-Flow Plumbing to yours we wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year!
We’re halfway through the month of December and we wanted to spend some time addressing an often overlooked part of our kitchens. Garbage disposals are both really helpful but often problematic when not taken care of properly. Many people often toss just about anything down there to get rid of it at the moment but don’t realize they can only put so many things in there before clogging and damage begins to occur. In today’s blog, Metro-Flow Plumbing is going to take you through the do’s and don'ts of garbage disposals.
Before we begin, a brief history: the garbage disposal was invented in 1927 by John Hammes, an architect in Wisconsin but then again the credit could go to General Electric (GE) in 1935 depending who you ask. Hammes’s wife, who didn’t like the smell of food scraps in the garbage, inspired him to start working on an invention that would ultimately change all our lives. Behind every great man am I right ladies? Not always the loved appliance it is in modern kitchens, ordinances were once passed in various cities prohibiting the use of garbage disposals for the fear that they might be the cause of damaged plumbing in the long term. Garbage disposals were then put through rigorous inspection and they were finally given the go ahead over the years. Today more than 50% of all U.S. households have garbage disposals.
Now what foods can I throw down there you might be asking yourself. Here is a short list:
Absolute NOTs for Garbage Disposals
Absolute DOs for Garbage Disposals
On that note… well, how do we clean them?
Be sure to give your garbage disposal a good cleaning from time to time, we recommend a weekly (or monthly) cleaning depending on how often you cook.
We hope you enjoyed our garbage disposal filled post and it helps you to maintain your garbage disposal at home. As always check back with us for another entry and we hope you explore our Metro-Flow Plumbing site. Happy Holidays Dallas! The jolly big guy in red is right around the corner!
Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays one and all! It’s December and we’re gearing up for a busy holiday season. We would like to remind all our readers to check out our specials and website for all of your plumbing needs. As the holidays quickly approach us we start to get phone calls from all our relatives, we make plans and try to quickly get the house ready for our guests. Often, what gets overlooked comes back to haunt us at the worst times so that’s why today we want to go over a few easy steps on how to get your home ready for guests.
Hope these helped you along! We know the holidays can be overwhelming at times so we want you to know Metro-Flow Plumbing has your back. Above all else though, enjoy your time with family! Family time is priceless and we know how special being together is after current events.
From our family to yours we hope this blog has helped you to kick start your December. Let us know if we can assist you with your plumbing needs. We have 3 entries for you this month so we will see you soon!