We hope you had a happy Halloween season—and we also hope you didn’t have to make an emergency plumbing call to fix a broken disposal. The #1 reason for plumbing calls during Halloween season is because of pumpkin pulp jamming up garbage disposals.
You probably use the garbage disposal in your kitchen every day. These devices are so useful that it’s easy to take them for granted—and that is part of the reason that a number of misunderstandings about them have arisen. Unfortunately, these misunderstanding often lead to people accidentally damaging their disposals.
Garbage disposals are a useful tool in preventing clogs and simplifying cleanup and food preparation in the kitchen. However, they can only continue to work as needed if they are properly cared for. When operating your garbage disposal, you should follow a few simple tips and tricks...
Garbage disposals are not trash compactors, and treating them as such can causes them to fail prematurely. Be sure to rip up large chunks of food before throwing them down the drain, and throw out non-food items like meat bones, paper, and plastic into the trash can.
The garbage disposal is one of those modern conveniences that makes your life a lot easier. It lessens the amount of garbage you have to deal with, helps your kitchen drainage system run more smoothly, and in general saves you a lot of headaches.