It is not an all-purpose garbage shoot as the garbage disposal has its limits. As we continue in the holiday season, there will be plenty of big and traditional meals made. You are sure to have lots of leftovers to fill your stomach and your fridge whether it is turkey, ham, stuffing or mashed potatoes. The is bound to be food waste with all the preparations and creations. Not all food can be safely sent down the garbage disposal, unfortunately, you will probably want to get rid of any food that can’t be used. The last thing you should be worrying about during the holidays is putting the wrong types of food down your disposal may result in you needing costly repairs. In order to help you avoid the risk damaged or clogged drain, we at The Original $49.95 Plumber would like to share a list of holiday foods that may cause damage to your garbage disposal. Consider the risky foods below before you end up with an expensive plumbing problem.
Oils, Fats & Grease Cause Clogs
Chances are you will have a good amount of grease leftover if you are cooking a lot during the holidays. Since they are liquid-like, it seems that putting oils, fats and grease down the drain would be logical however, because these items will turn solid in your pipes, harmful clogging in your drains can develop. After you collect them in a non-recyclable container and let them cool down to properly dispose of these food byproducts, dispose of the container with your normal garbage.
Garbage Disposal Blades Get Jammed by Stringy Foods
You can create a lot of misfortune as foods that are string or that are fibrous in nature. You can expect jams and malfunctions since the stringy parts will get tangled in your disposal blades.
Ensure you prevent putting these high-fiber foods in your disposal:
– Potato skins
– Carrot peels
– Corn husks
Beans, Pasta & Nuts Obstruct Kitchen Drain
To avoid having clogging problems do not put pasta or beans down your drains during the holidays. It may require a drain cleaning service from the professional plumbers at Original $49.95 Plumber because these foods will cause sludge-like sediment to gather in your drains. It is probably best to avoid these in your disposal while we would love to join your holiday festivities.
– Green beans
– Pasta expanding in water causes clogs
– Coffee grounds
Bones & Animal Waste Cause Septic System Problems
Feeding the disposal your holiday roast and any turkey bones is not recommended. This results in a visit from the professionals at The Original $49.95 Plumber for removal if the bigger bones will get stuck and the smaller bones may impair your garbage disposal. Costly repairs are inevitable as blockages within your pipe system are created from eggshells. Avoid the following foods from going down the drain:
– Turkey & Chicken Skin
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