One of the keys to keeping your disposal running strong is water.
A garbage disposal is one of those household appliances that is often taken for granted. Many people think that the disposal can take on just about anything. Unfortunately, this is not the case and at JTM Plumbing we have many repair stories that prove otherwise.
The purpose of the disposal is to chop food waste into smaller pieces so that it can move through your plumbing pipes to a sewer or septic system. Generally speaking, a disposal can work its way through most small pieces of food without issues – the key word is “most.”
One of the keys to keeping your disposal running strong is water. Before you turn the disposal on, turn on a steady stream of cold water and keep the water on a few minutes after the disposal has been turned off.
In addition, just as it is important to cut your food before you eat it, make sure that you are not putting large chunks down the drain, and do not stuff everything inside the disposal at once. Let it work on a little bit at a time. One of the best ways to keep your disposal working properly is to dispose of the right kinds of foods. Here are a few that should never be put down the drain.
If you have mistakenly put something down your disposal that causes issues, don’t despair, call the experts at JTM Plumbing.
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