How to Prevent a Garbage Disposal Disaster on Thanksgiving
The holiday kick-off party
This, is the day you look forward to for over a year, Thanksgiving. It is the one day of year that you make so much food a small town could be fed and you wouldn’t know they came. Because you will have plenty of turkey soup, turkey casserole, turkey sandwiches and turkey leftovers. A garbage disposal will be the best appliance you have in your house on the big day. As long as you don’t run into any garbage disposal problems in your La Grange home…
The disposal itself is dreading how many times it will be run, don’t allow it to suffer, too much
We, know you will be putting the garbage disposal to work on Thanksgiving. For many of us we know it will be a week of cooking, not just one day. The last thing you need is for it to go out. Here is what you should never put into it. First are the more obvious items : silverware, bones and grease or fat. The reason for silverware and bones is they are strong and will chew up your blades bad, as will the blades mangle your silverware. Also, never allow grease or fat to go in the sink, period. Store till it solidifies and use the garbage can, it will wreck the pipes and the disposal, big time!
Things you had no idea were bad for the disposal because they are not obvious, to all.
Egg shells easily get stuck, no matter how small, as do coffee grinds. Please avoid both in your disposal. Pits, seeds, skins and peels are also on the banned list. Anything that contains high fiber is bad, as well. Steer clear of grinding pasta as it will get stuck.
What you can do for your disposal to help it run smooth this Thanksgiving day and always.
First, always run all food down the drain with cold water, before and after as well. It is wise to realize that if your couldn’t swallow the food without chewing it then neither can your disposal, it will choke too. So chop things up into tiny pieces as it helps the disposal do a better job. The other interesting thing you can do to keep it clean is to freeze lemon and vinegar ice cubes as this will clean off the blades well and they melt so nothing sticks.
With these tips you’ll enjoy a happier holiday in your La Grange home!
Don’t get clogged up this Thanksgiving in your La Grange, IL home, call Allan E. Power Plumbing today at (708) 352-1670.