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The Don'ts of Garbage Disposals 

Posted by Brian's Plumbing on Mar 13, 2018 9:03:00 AM

Garbage disposals are a standard in every kitchen in America, but do you know their rules? 

Here are some don'ts


1. NO grease, oil, or fat - simply pour these liquids into a mason jar and dispose in your trash can. Pouring down your drain will cause your pipes to become clogged! 

2. NO fibrous foods - things like celery stalks and corn husks will get tangled in your garbage disposal blades. Dump them in the trash can!

3. NO large amounts of food - gradually put food down the garbage disposal. Putting a large amount down all at once can cause your disposal to become clogged.

4. NO coffee grounds or potato skins - over time coffee grounds can clog your pipes and potato skins can clog the disposal!

5. NO harsh chemicals - if your kitchen pipes start running slow do not reach for a chemical pipe cleaner. The harsh chemicals can damage the garbage disposal drains. 

6. Don't stop running water - never run your disposal without water! Keep the water going 10 seconds before, during, and 10 seconds after you are doing using it. 


If you happen to get a jammed garbage disposal - check out this blog where Keith demonstrates how to fix it! 

https://blog.briansplumbing.com/how-to-fix-a-jammed-garbage-disposal

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