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The Do’s and Don’ts of Garbage Disposals

Posted by Gary Gray on Mar 21, 2019

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Here's How to Take Care of Your Garbage Disposal

Your garbage disposal is a very handy tool. However, it isn't indestructible, Nether is your drain.

There are some items you simply shouldn't put down the drain. Many of us understand that but still put the wrong things in the garbage disposal and cause a clog. 

Understanding what can and can't go in is the real problem. 

Be honest, how many times have you stood in front of the running disposal and asked, "Can this go in there? Or, is it a direct invitation for the plumber to visit tomorrow?"

Before we get into a specific 'Do and Don't' list, just remember this one rule:

If you can't chew it, don't put it down the drain.

Now, let's look at what you can't put into a garbage disposal.

Don't Put These Things Into Your Drain

If you've got a smelly garbage disposal, here's how to clean it.

What You Can Put Down A Disposal

Now, don't get the idea "Why even have a disposal, nothing can go into it." That isn't true, the benefits of a garbage disposal far outweigh the restrictions. 

Here's what you can put into your garbage disposal:

What if you accidentally put something down the drain that shouldn't be there? Here's our advice.

We've handled quite a few plugged main drains over the years. You can remain calm as long as you follow the listed guidelines. If you have any more questions please feel free to contact us.

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