7 easy tips to maintain your garbage disposal

Things not to trash on your garbage disposal

 

7 EASY TIPS TO MAINTAIN YOUR GARBAGE DISPOSAL

 

Your garbage disposal is an excellent addition to any kitchen. It is intended to mash and grind up small food waste. When used correctly, a garbage disposal can keep your drains from clogging and having expensive problems. While the best way to keep your garbage disposal healthy is to avoid putting any food down it that it can’t handle, there are a few other things you can do to keep it working smoothly. Listed below are a few things that should never be placed in your garbage disposal.

  • NON-FOOD ITEMS

When plates and utensils pile up, a fork or two can easily slip into your garbage disposal unit. Before starting your garbage disposal, clear out all the dishes in the sink, and check to make sure no non-food items have fallen inside.

 

  • GREASE 

Most garbage disposal systems can handle liquids. The problem with grease is that, when it cools down, it solidifies inside your drain and creates clogs. You should avoid putting oil

and fats in your disposal unit as well.

 

  • FIBROUS FOODS 

Celery, asparagus, artichokes, chard, kale, lettuce, potato peelings, and onion skins should all be kept out of your garbage disposal unit. These items can easily entangle the blades

causing it to jam.

 

 

  • PASTA AND RICE

When uncooked pasta and rice are exposed to water, they expand. You can imagine what will happen if you dump a sizeable amount into your garbage disposal unit—you’ll have a backed up drain in no time.

 

  • COFFEE GROUNDS 

Coffee grounds are another disposer hazard because they tend to get caught in the drain trap.

 

  •  FRUIT PITS, SEEDS AND APPLE CORES 

These items are far too solid for your garbage disposal unit to process. You will do better to toss them in the trash or use them to contribute to your compost heap.

 

  • EGGSHELLS 

The membrane on the inside of an eggshell can wrap around your garbage disposal unit’s blades, so do not put eggshells into the appliance. Like fruit pits, seeds, and apple cores, they are better added to the compost pile.

 

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Believe it or not, summer can often be a time of heightened plumbing problems. The warmer months are a prime time for plumbing problems that may not occur at other times of the year. How can homeowners protect their property from serious summer plumbing problems and what issues should they be careful to avoid; Also, kids are home and you may find the plumbing gets more wear and consequently, incurs more breakdowns? Here are five of the most common plumbing problems that arise during the summer.

Summer Plumbing Problems

  1. Clogged garbage disposal.

It doesn’t take too many summertime cookouts and some “helpful” hands stuffing things down the garbage disposal that shouldn’t go there before your unit may give way. Try to give your helpers a lesson in Garbage Disposal 101, by explaining these substances should never go into the unit:

  • Corn cobs
  • Anything fibrous, such as lettuce, potato skins or celery
  • Watermelon and any fruit with hard rinds
  • Potatoes, bread or any starchy food that may form a paste and clog the blades
  1. Clogged Toilet

The kids are home, having friends over and the toilets get flushed more than usual. Some kids may try to flush things that shouldn’t go down the toilet, along with excessive toilet paper. You can give your little visitors a lecture and hope that helps, but otherwise, stand ready with the plunger. Also, use the thinner, septic-safe variety of toilet paper that will flush and dissolve better. But if you need additional help, call in a professional.

  1. Washing Machine Maintenance

Your washing machine may get more of a workout during the summer, especially if you have children that are out of school. Spending days at the pool or the beach results in more laundry to wash, which can put additional stress on your washing machine. It is best to stay at home while the machine is running, so that if a problem arises you can stop the cycle immediately and call a professional if needed. You should also move the machine out from the wall a little to prevent the hose from kinking.

  1. Clogged Sewer Lines

Spring and summer usually bring more rain, and that can sometimes affect sewer lines and your ability to flush waste away. Also, tree roots that have grown into the sewer pipes may need to be rooted out by a professional plumber. If you see any signs of sewer line trouble such as water from the toilet backing up into the bathtub drain, call a qualified plumber right away. He or she may recommend a sewer line replacement if the damage is extensive.

  1. Sprinkle Issues

If you have sprinklers embedded in your lawn, be sure to inspect and clean the heads before the season begins. When you are mowing the lawn, be careful to do so when the sprinkler heads are lowered, to avoid damaging them.

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