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3 Objects You Should Never Put in Your Garbage Disposal October 10, 2017

Baltimore, Baltimore County
3 Objects You Should Never Put in Your Garbage Disposal, Baltimore, Maryland

Garbage disposals are convenient systems used by homeowners to discard food waste. If you’re fortunate enough to have one in your home, you might find they can also act up if used incorrectly. The most important rule of keeping your disposal working properly is monitoring what you put into it.

What You Shouldn’t Put Down Your Garbage Disposal

Hard Objects

In general, food scraps are safe. When you have especially hard scraps, however, they should be thrown directly into the trash. Chicken wing bones and ribs, for instance, should never go into the disposal. It’s also a good idea to skip egg shells: while most blades can handle them, the egg membranes leave a sticky substance behind that can clog your drain.

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Fruits & Veggies

Citrus rinds and softer veggies are OK, but steer clear of harder, fibrous foods like celery and broccoli stalks. While most fruits can be deposited in the garbage disposal, avoid putting pits in it. Peach pits and avocado seeds, in particular, can damage the blade and other components. Potato skins can cause similar issues, so put them directly into the trash.

Grease & Coffee Grounds

A general rule of thumb to remember is if a substance isn’t safe to be poured down the drain, it’s not good for your garbage disposal, either. Grease is notorious for causing clogged drains and septic problems, so don’t risk it. Coffee grinds should also be avoided, as they can form a thick sludge and build up inside pipes.

 

If you’re experiencing problems with your garbage disposal, Len The Plumber can help. Serving residents and commercial properties in Baltimore, MD, this plumbing repair company offers emergency services and honest estimates for their work. To schedule an appointment, call (410) 247-9970 today. Visit their website to learn more about their extensive range of services.  

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