The holiday season is a joyful time spent with friends and family that involves plenty of delicious food preparation. But with food preparation comes plenty of cleanup, leftover scraps, and food waste. So how do most residents deal with their food scraps and waste?
Many dispose of all food waste by washing it out and pushing it down their sink into their garbage disposal. Once inside, users will turn on the disposal, listen as food waste gets shredded, run water through it, and call it a day. However, as durable as they may seem, garbage disposals are not built to dispose of all food scraps and some food waste can even be detrimental. Disposing of the wrong types of food waste can lead to future clogs and other plumbing problems that can turn costly.
So what types of food waste are harmful to your garbage disposal and what steps should you take to prevent damaging it?
Below is a list of tips to avoid misusing your garbage disposal:
Garbage disposals are handy appliances to have in your home. However, they require proper care and maintenance to last long and function correctly. By following these tips, you can extend the lifespan of your garbage disposal and get the best performance out of it. If your garbage disposal is not working correctly and you find yourself in need of assistance, don’t hesitate to call Core Plumbing at (858) 293-4065.