If you have a garbage disposal in your kitchen, then you know how helpful
it can be on a regular basis. But in order to keep your garbage disposal
working properly and avoid a plumbing emergency, you should maintain it
properly and be careful about what you are putting into it. One wrong
move and you could require
garbage disposal repair. Here are a few common mistakes that people make with their garbage disposals.
Pouring Oils or Grease Down the Drain
Generally speaking, it’s never a good idea to pour oils or grease
down any drain, and it can be particularly harmful when it comes to garbage
disposals. Oils and grease can harden inside of your disposal and clog
your entire unit. Furthermore, they can make your garbage disposal smell.
You will likely need frequent garbage disposal repair if you dump oils
and grease down your drain often.
Stuffing Too Many Vegetables or Fruits into the Disposal
While your garbage disposal is equipped to handle most vegetables and fruits,
there are some that
could cause problems. For example, potatoes and carrots might be too hard for your disposal
to grind up. Vegetables and fruits with a lot of fiber in them, like celery,
have also been known to clog up drains and cause a plumbing emergency.
Using Hot Water Instead of Cold Water While Disposing Foods
When you are cleaning something, your natural inclination is to use hot
water to do it. When using a garbage disposal, you should not do this.
Hot water can melt some foods and make it difficult for your disposal
to grind them up. Cold water will harden them before they pass through
the disposal and make it easier for it to do its job.
Arrow Plumbing Inc. can handle any plumbing emergency that you might have, including one with
your garbage disposal near Libertyville, IL. Before you try to tackle
a job yourself, you should call (847) 984-3258 to have a plumber come
to your home to deal with your plumbing problem.