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.
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.
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.