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.

 

If you need further assistance, the experts at Full Service Plumbing can help! For more information or to schedule a service, don’t hesitate to call us or schedule a service call online today.

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How To keep Drains Clog-Free

There are plenty of simple things you can do every day to help reduce the amount of clog-inducing substances that go down your drains. Such as:

  • Placing mesh screens over all your drains – especially bathtub or shower drains – to catch hair, food particles, and other gunk. This is probably the simplest, yet most effective thing you can do to maintain clog-free drains.
  • Reduce your dependence on the garbage disposal and start a compost bin. Not only does this help save water and energy, but you’re putting fewer solid, sticky substances down the drain to potentially create a clog.
  • Teach children that toys should never be flushed, and any toy smaller than the drain shouldn’t be played with in the tub.
  • Get a quality plunger sometimes clogs will just happen, no matter how much we try to avoid them. We do not ever recommend using ANY chemical cleaners. However, if you absolutely MUST use chemical drain cleaners, do so sparingly, especially if you have metal pipes as these cleaners can cause corrosion.
  • Don’t treat your drains like a garbage can!

We recommend performing the following maintenance to clean your drains:

  • Lift pop-up stoppers in the bathroom sink, remove any debris and put it in the trash, then rinse the stopper off and put it back in the drain.
  • Remove the drain cover from your shower or bathtub drain and use a bent wire or a hair catching cleaning brush to clear out any debris that has accumulated there.
  • Clean your garbage disposal with a sturdy brush or grind up a few cups of ice and some table salt. This helps to cut the grease and slime off the sides of the disposer. Then flush it out with cold water followed by half of a lemon or lime to deodorize.

A list of items you shouldn’t put down your drains:

  • Grease, fats, or oils from cooking
  • Coffee grounds
  • Meat, poultry, and fish bones, as well as egg shells
  • Pasta, rice, and breads
  • Gum
  • Stickers
  • Hair
  • Baby wipes, napkins, paper towels, and other paper products
  • Tampons, maxi pads, other feminine hygiene products
  • Cotton balls, cotton swabs, cigarette butts, fabric softener/dryer sheets, or similar fibrous materials
  • Band-Aids and dental floss
  • Condoms, balloons, or rubber gloves
  • Glue
  • Toys
  • Paint, paint solvents, nail polish, or nail polish remover
  • Bleach and other anti-bacterial cleaners

Don’t panic—keep an eye on your plumbing and watch for signs of a blockage, such as slow drains, sluggish flushing, or gurgling pipes. If you notice these problems, it’s time to call a plumber.

Full Service Plumbing is the right plumbing company for the job. We clear drains, unclog toilets, repair septic systems, and much more. Give us a call today @ 954-327-8582