What Not to Put in the Garbage Disposal

The garbage disposal is a very useful kitchen appliance that can make disposing of food waste considerably easier. However, that doesn’t mean that you can just put any type of food waste down the disposal. There are several things that should never be put in your disposal for fear of damaging the unit or clogging your drainage system. Let’s talk about just what shouldn’t ever be put down your garbage disposal:

  • Eggshells
    You should never put eggshells down your disposal as they can seriously damage its blades.
  • Coffee Grounds
    Coffeee grounds can damage garbage dispsoal blades as well as find their way into the inner workings of the unit causing shorts and electrical problems.
  • Celery and Other Tough Vegetables
    Celery and other tough vegetables should not be put into your garbage disposal because they can seriously damage the blades.
  • Fat and Grease
    Fat and grease can cause serious clogs in gargage disposals. Never put grease or fat down your drain.
  • Bones
    Bones are quite tough and can cause serious damage to disposal blades. Never put bones down your garbage disposal.

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Even if you’ve been doing your best to keep dangerous things out of your disposal, they still break down and clog occasionally. So, if you’re currently facing garbage disposal problems, then please feel free to contact the experts here at Domco Plumbing today! We’re always standing by to help you with any and all your garbage disposal problems!