kitchen garbage disposalIt’s easy to overlook your garbage disposal. After all, unless it stops working, you probably never give it a thought. But you should, because like any other appliance, your garbage disposal needs some tender loving care to last its longest. Here are a few things you can do to keep your garbage disposal running properly for years to come.

First, be kind to your disposal. Not everything should be put into it. For example, coffee grounds can clog up your drains, and rice and pasta grains swell up in water and can really dull your blades. These items should be composted rather than put through the disposal.

Bones can bend or break your disposal’s blades, so keep them out. (Fish bones, however, are okay.) Really stringy produce like celery or other fibrous vegetables can get wrapped around a blade, making it useless. These items call also be difficult to remove.

The jury is still out about eggshells. Some people claim they can sharpen a disposal’s blades. Others say the eggshells leave a thin film on the blades that can make them dull. If you’ve been sending them down the disposal without a problem, then you’re not likely to change what you’re doing now, so don’t lose any sleep over it.

If your disposal isn’t running very well, you should give us a call. Let’s face it, all appliances will someday wear out. This appliance is not easy to service on your own, and working on it can be dangerous. If we can’t repair it, we’ll replace it with one that will meet your needs.

Whenever you need plumbing repairs, call The Plumbing Source at 877-768-7239 for 24-hour service. With our fleet of trucks and plumbers on staff, we’ll be there as quickly as possible.

When you call the Plumbing Source, you’ve made the right call!