Thanksgiving is just around the corner. You will soon be cooking up a storm for your family and friends. When that fantastic meal has been gobbled up, you need to clean all those dishes. It is tempting to scrape off your plates into the sink for the garbage disposal to get rid of. Your garbage disposal is supposed to get rid of ALL of those scraps, right? Did you know certain foods are very hard on your disposal and drains that could damage your disposal and clog your drains? That is why we recommend you put your garbage disposal and drains on a diet. That’s right, a garbage disposal diet. Watch the portions you are putting down your garbage disposal, no carbs, and no gluten. Here is a list of 8 items we suggest you NEVER put down your drain or disposal.
Rice absorbs water. Over time, the rice swells in the drain. It takes forever to dissolve, which could result in a clogged drain.
Coffee grounds can accumulate in the drain. They can attract grease, which builds up and could result in creating a clogged drain.
Eggshells have a thin membrane that can get tangled in the blades. The small pieces of eggshell can get stuck on the sides of the walls of the drain and can accumulate, which could cause a clogged stinky drain.
Grease and Oil
Grease & Oils should never be thrown down your disposal, drains, or toilet. When the grease solidifies, it turns into this gummy and gross substance that can build up on the sides of the drains. Grease and oils can collect other debris going down your drain/disposal/toilet, which could cause a clogged drain.
Nuts, seeds, and pits, can damage the disposal blades, possibly to the point they break.
Much like pasta, potatoes create a starchy paste that hardens and could clog your drain.
Much like pasta, creates a starchy paste that hardens and could clog your drain.
Bones are dense and are very hard on your garbage disposal blade. The bones can easily dent, bend and break the disposal blades.
Keep your disposal and drains clear, odor-free, and happy all year round. Scrape those plates and throw those scraps into the garbage can or compost. If you have more questions on what you can or cannot put down the disposal or your drains, give us a call. We would be happy to go over it with you. We are available 24/7 -365 days a year. Call us if you need us.
From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!
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