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These Foods Don’t Belong in the Garbage Disposal

Drain with "Pain in the Brain" text over itYour garbage disposal is designed to suck down waste and make the kitchen cleaning process that much simpler. Unfortunately, the disposal doesn’t always work properly and this leads to even more kitchen headaches. To avoid garbage disposal disaster, keep the following items as far away from your drain as possible!

Coffee Grounds

Plumbers label coffee grounds as one of the leading causes of drain blockages in the United States. When they dissolve in water, they become grainy and difficult to pass through your pipes.

Shells

Even a garbage disposal is not strong enough to protect your drain from the negative effects of eggshells. The shells will cling to other items stuck on drain walls and serve as another obstacle for future waste to try and avoid.

Chicken Bones

Obviously you want to keep your own bones clear of the blades, but we are talking about fish and chicken bones. Some disposals can handle the smaller bones, but they often get stuck. It is better to just avoid the hassle and dispose of these items with the trash.

Apple Cores

Have you ever tried to bite into an apple core? It isn’t fun and your disposal would rather you keep it away from it’s mouth too. Try and dispose of these items in your compost pile for richer soil.

Pasta/Rice

Uncooked pasta and rice are made to expand when it comes into contact with water. If these items get put down your drain, what do you think is going to happen? They’ll expand, stick together and cause one expensive problem!

At AAA Service, we have been cleaning drains and repairing garbage disposals for years now. We see these types of mistakes lead to costly repairs and we wouldn’t want that to happen to any of you! But if you happen to have any drain or plumbing issues this holiday season, please don’t hesitate to call the guys in the bright pink trucks.

To schedule an appointment, call (303) 622-3449 or click around on our website!

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