The Do’s & Don’ts of using Garbage Disposals

A garbage disposal is a kitchen necessity for many people who enjoy the break that it gives them in a variety of kitchen chores.  They enjoy using the garbage disposal to keep the kitchen a little bit cleaner and free of odors. Sadly, if the disposal isn’t properly maintained, a plethora of issues can result, including clogs and breaks. Treat the garbage disposal in the same manner as you would any other appliance and long-lasting results are easy.

Do This for a Clean Garbage Disposal

Keep the garbage disposal clean by running cold water for 20 -30 seconds before and after use. Use dish soap and/or vinegar along with water at least once per week to keep it fresh and ready to chop up the next item that’s placed inside.  Know what you can put down the drain, as well as the things that you can’t. Items that can be placed into a garbage disposal include:

·    Soft food

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·    Liquid

·    Ice cubes

·    Chopped foods

·    Food scraps/leftovers

Don’t Do This for a Clean Garbage Disposal

Never put any type of non-biodegradable items into the garbage disposal. Remember, what you put inside the tank goes into the septic system and affect us all. Be sure that you avoid placing the following items in the disposal well, since they may cause significant damage to the drain lines in the home and the disposal itself:

·    Grease and cooking oil

·    Glass

·    Plastic or metal

·    Corn/Corn Husks

·    Onions

·    Bones

·    Eggshells

·    Fruit pits or peels

·    Coffee grounds

·    Rice or pasta

If you experience garbage disposal issues, a plumber is available. Perhaps a draining cleaning can help. Just schedule service with a plumber spring tx and your garbage disposal issues are soon to be a thing of the past.