The Rules of Thanksgiving Garbage Disposal Usage
It’s November already! This is the time of year we receive an increased number of emergency plumbing calls. Thanksgiving, as it should be, is a time when Portland homeowners host family and friends. It should not and certainly does not need to be a time to worry about home plumbing systems!
The reality is that an abundance of cooking, food, and waste tends to tax garbage disposals. We are sure you’d much prefer to enjoy your family and dinner celebrations without worrying about garbage disposal breakdown. To help support that cause, here are some tips to avoid problems plus some 3 Mountains Plumbing upgrade solutions:
Do Not Do This
- Do not shove everything but the kitchen sink the kitchen sink. Be reasonable. We know it may be tempting to throw a whole turkey or corn husk down the drain, but anything that large is going to strain and most likely break down the system.
- Don’t stuff the disposal and start it. Stuffing in piles of organic waste at once may overwhelm the disposal. It’s much better to add smaller chunks than to try to dispose of everything all at once.
- Avoid all of the following food items: bacon grease, oil, coffee grinds, bones, corn husks, dairy products, and of course, non-food items. Don’t spend more money on garbage disposal repairs and replacements. Properly maintain the one you have or consider an upgrade.
Call 3 Mountains Plumbing to find out about our garbage disposal installation or upgrade options.