The holidays are a time for celebration and family gatherings, but they can also be a time for disaster in the kitchen. If you're not careful, you could end up with a clogged garbage disposal. In this blog post, Precision Plumbing Company will discuss some foods that you should avoid putting down your disposal if you don't want to end up with a mess. Stay safe this holiday season, and keep your garbage disposal running smoothly by avoiding these common food traps!
Potato peels are one of the most common things people try to put down their garbage disposals. While you may think that they're soft enough to grind up, they can cause many problems. Potato peels can get tangled up in the blades and clog your disposal. It's best to throw them in the trash.
Another food that you should avoid putting down your garbage disposal is stringy vegetables. These include foods like celery, onions, artichokes, and leeks. They can wrap around the blades and cause a clog. When you dispose of them, throw them in the trash or keep leftovers in the refrigerator.
Eggshells are another common food people try to put down their garbage disposals. While the shells are soft, they can cause problems. The eggshells can get caught in the blades and end up clogging your disposal. If you have eggshells that you need to get rid of, throw them in the trash.
Grease and Oil
Grease and oil are two other things that you should avoid putting down your garbage disposal. You might not be aware of this, but grease and oil harden when they cool down, which can coat your disposal’s blades and cause a clog. If you have any grease or oil that you need to get rid of, pour it into a container and throw it in the trash.
Finally, meat bones are something that you should never put down your garbage disposal. We all love a Thanksgiving turkey or a Christmas ham, but the leftover bones can damage your disposals’ blades and cause a clog. If you have meat bones that you need to get rid of, put them in the garbage disposal.
Precision Plumbing Company understands the importance of a functioning plumbing system, especially during the holidays. If you’re in need of a professional drain cleaning this holiday season, don’t hesitate to contact us at (803) 310-6262 or through our online contact form.