Top Three Things You Shouldn’t Put Down Garbage Disposals

Many of our Apopka customers get confused on what they can or cannot put down their disposals. Many people also think their garbage disposals are trash compactors and put everything down they can down the drain. This is a good recipe to having a clogged kitchen drain and having to call an Apopka plumber to snake out the line. So we at Drain Genie Plumbing Services are going to tell you the top 3 things not to put down your garbage disposal in chronological order.

  1. Grease:   While grease is liquid when it is hot, it will then cool and turn into a thick waxy substance which will over time build up in the pipe and hardens like a rock. If you add drain cleaners to the line this can make things even worse. So grease is the number 1 thing not to put down the drain.
  2. Stringy Veggies:   Stringy veggies can reek havoc on your plumbing. They don’t break down and build up in the line. The garbage disposal  also does not chop stringy veggies up fine enough and this can cause your lines to build up.
  3. Egg Shells and Coffee Grounds:   Egg shells and coffee grounds build up in the walls of the pipe and coffee grounds will build a mucky sludge in the pipe which will catch other things in the line causing backups.

If you treat your plumbing system proper you can save yourself the cost of having to hire an Apopka plumber. If you need a drain cleaning service please give us a call at 407-710-0210.



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