Garbage Disposal Repair: Avoid Putting These Items in Your Disposal

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Don’t wait when it comes to garbage disposal repair. You don’t want to end up with a backed-up sink full of muck. One of the problems that most homeowners have is a leaking or stalled garbage disposal. The professionals at Able Appliance can help with any garbage disposal repair you might need.

While garbage disposals are designed to handle a variety of food waste, certain items should never be put in a garbage disposal. These items can damage the disposal unit, clog the drainpipes, or create other issues needing garbage disposal repair. Nothing is worse than your garbage disposal breaking down on you – clogged sinks can breed all kinds of bacteria and smells. Plus, if the kitchen sink backs up, the dishwasher won’t clean your dishes because your garbage disposal won’t work to remove the food and particles from your drain. Here are some things you should avoid putting in a garbage disposal:

·        Non-food items
·        Grease, oil, and fat
·        Fibrous foods
·        Starchy foods
·        Large bones
·        Coffee grounds
·        Eggshells
·        Chemicals and harsh cleaners

Instead of putting these items in the garbage disposal, dispose of them properly in the trash or recycle them as applicable. Some things you should do to avoid garbage disposal repair are:

·        Run cold water before you turn on the disposal.
·        Continue running the cold water while grinding food. This hardens any excess fats and oils to pass through the drain line.
·        Keep the water running for 10-15 seconds after turning the disposal off. This helps clear the disposal and drain line. You can also add a little dish soap to the running water.

Able Appliance has been repairing and servicing garbage disposals in the Kansas City area for over 40 years – including areas such as North Kansas City, Liberty, Gladstone, Platte Woods, Weatherby Lake, Independence, Leawood, Prairie Village, Lenexa, Olathe, Overland Park, Blue Springs, Lee’s Summit and many more. Some brands we specialize in repairing include Whirlpool, Kenmore, InSinkErator, Badger, KitchenAid, and more. We guarantee our work and look forward to being your dependable appliance repair company! Contact us today!

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