Garbage disposals are environmentally friendly. They reduce food scrap waste that would otherwise end up in the landfill and create harmful methane gas. Excess use, however, can cause a backup. We’ll show you how to clear a clogged garbage disposal if the drain becomes plugged.
What NOT to Put in a Garbage Disposal
Many homeowners are surprised that a unit made to dispose of garbage can become clogged by, well, garbage. The unit isn’t made of indestructible Adamantium and can only handle certain types of garbage. Obviously, non-food waste should never go in the disposal. Food-based items not to throw in include:
- Avocado pits
- Corn cobs
- Animal and fish bones
- Potato peels
Clogging may also occur if you dump acceptable items too quickly.
Our residential plumbers have frequently cleared disposals in Lynnwood homes. Do you know what we almost always find? The aforementioned items. The same situation occurs when our commercial plumbers go out to clear restaurant-grade disposals. Continue Reading →