Garbage disposals can be an amazing convenience. However, they can also be a drain clog waiting to happen. It all depends on how you treat them. If you are nice, garbage disposals will happily purr and grind your unwanted food away for you. But if you are not careful, they will growl, click, screech and finally go silent.

Your garbage disposal is like a pet. Like a pet, the garbage disposal will do best when fed the right stuff. Soft foods are good while hard materials like bones are bad. Unlike your pet dog, hard materials will dull the teeth (blades) of your garbage disposal.

What is a garbage disposal?

Garbage disposals look like a 2-pound protein shake container attached to the drain pipes of your sink. Housed inside the cylinder of the garbage disposal is a spinning motor attached to a blade. The growling sound you hear when you turn on your garbage disposal is the spinning blade grinding up material. Your garbage disposal drains the ground material down with the rest of the wastewater. To summarize, your garbage disposal is basically a blender that disposes of unwanted food.

In this article we will look at the garbage disposal and what you can put in it. Here are 5 things not to put in your garbage disposal.

What to Avoid?

Your garbage disposal will last longer and work better if you avoid putting these foods down the drain. If your garbage disposal makes loud clicking sounds or isn’t working right, it might be time to get a new one. Contact the plumbing experts at Master Plumbing at 208-955-8533 and we will get you a good working garbage disposal that purrs when you use it.

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Jackie Zimmerman
21:06 05 Jan 23
Austin went over the job, gave me a workable estimate, and got the repairs done on my water pipe. He was friendly and patient-and fixed things in a quick manner. Recommend this company and if Austin is how all plumbers are in this company- recommend put them on speed dial!! Love this outcome!
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Mackenzie Johnson
21:05 04 Jan 23
Jim Colburn was wonderful to have on this project. He took his time explaining what the issues could be and offered multiple solutions which I appreciated. He was knowledgeable and was very professional. Master Plumbing has helped myself and my clients multiple times and I will continue to use their services and refer them. Thank you Jim for your time!
Dan Haws
Dan Haws
17:28 31 Oct 22
Jeff came over and got us taken care of and was incredibly professional. He was so efficient and managed to work around the chaos of us getting ready for a gathering in our home. He even took on more jobs than we initially had in mind. He’s a veteran and was respectful and considerate to everyone in our home! Next time we have them come out I’ll be asking for Jeff!
Luann Gray
Luann Gray
20:21 13 Oct 22
I was very pleased with Frank from Master Rooter in the recent service he did on pumping our septic system. He took the time to give me some extra information and guidance about our system. He also detected what appeared to be a water leak coming from inside the house and gave me advice on detecting the source. We have used this company for many years and are very grateful for their quality service.
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