Plumbers are always a little extra busy over the holiday season, when people stuff massive amounts of food and grease into the garbage disposal.
Donley Service Center in Phoenix, Arizona has a full staff of plumbers who respond to countless calls throughout the holiday season. The company says there are a few things to keep out of the garbage disposal if you want to avoid a plumbing nightmare over the holidays.
Oil, Grease, and Fats
Pouring grease or fats down the drain is one of the fastest ways to end up with a clogged drain. That’s because grease, fats and oils solidify as they cool down. While they may be easy to pour down the sink, you’ll end up with a nasty clog on your hands that will need to be removed by a qualified Phoenix area plumber.
Foods with a lot of starch such as pasta, potatoes and rice should also be left out of the garbage disposal. The starch will build up in pipes over time, causing clogs and sink backups. It’s better to keep those potato peels in a strainer and toss them in the trash. That will save you a headache and a call to the plumber down the road.
Stringy, Fibrous Foods
Even poultry skins, celery and fruit can cause problems when they go into the disposal. The blades can’t adequately grind down those items, which means they’ll end up going down the drain and contributing to a clogged kitchen sink.
Aside from keeping certain foods out of garbage disposal, it’s important to make sure you are using it correctly.
“Don’t fill your garbage disposal before you switch it on,” says Ken DiCicco with Donley Service Center. “Run warm water and turn the disposal on before you put anything in it.”
About Donley Service Center
Donley Service Center is a fully licensed and bonded contractor serving the greater Phoenix area. The company has more than 30 years of experience in air conditioning, plumbing and heating repair and installation.
To learn more about how Donley, call 602-870-6840.
Company Name: Phoenix Donley Service Center
Contact Person: Ken DiCicco
Address:11062 North 24th Avenue
Country: United States