10 Worst Things To Put In Garbage Disposal

While garbage disposals are one of the most frequently used items in the kitchen, it may be easy to overlook how to keep it in top shape. Here’s a look at 10 things to avoid sending down the drain.

10 worst things to put down your garbage disposal denver
  1. Vegetable peelings
    If you are peeling a bunch of potatoes or carrots, place them in your garbage instead of sending them down the disposal. The peels in excess can gum up on the blades and in the pipes, backing up the system.
  2. Fruit pits
    Cherry pits, peach pits, nectarine pits – any type of fruit that has a hard, middle seed.
  3. Celery stalks
    Celery is string-fibrous and can produce the same affect as vegetable peelings. Avoid sending celery down in excess.
  4. Fats and grease
    Fats and grease will adhere to the pipes over time, creating backups and clogged pipes.
  5. Pasta
    Starchy substances will stick to both the blades and the pipes. In excess, pasta can quickly cause backups.
  6. Rice
    Rice is similar to pasta, and will cause backup when put down the disposal in excess.
  7. Coffee grounds
    Coffee grounds in excess can act in a similar manner to rice and pasta, clogging up both the blades and the pipes.
  8. Paper, plastic, glass
    Avoid sending down paper such as coffee filters, or bits of packaging as you are taking items out of their wrappers.
  9. Egg shells
    The pieces of shell can linger in the pipes and eventually cause a clog.
  10. Shells from shellfish or bones
    Bones from items like chicken, or shells from shellfish can break off and get caught in the blades.

If you find yourself with a garbage disposal that doesn’t work, or clogged drains in Denver Metro, then call Quality First Service Group! We will help diagnose your drain problem in a flash, and fix any other plumbing problems you may have

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