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What Should You Never Put Down Your Garbage Disposal?

May 1, 2024 | Blog

As the temperatures climb in College Station, Bryan, Navasota, Anderson, Richards, and Caldwell, keeping your home cool and comfortable involves more than just air conditioning—it also includes ensuring a functional plumbing system. During the hot summer days, you certainly don’t want to deal with a malfunctioning garbage disposal. At Barkers Cooling, Heating & Plumbing, we’re here to assist with all your plumbing needs, ensuring your summer is as stress-free and relaxing as it should be. If you run into any issues, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (979) 307-5289 or schedule your service online.

Key Items to Keep Out of Your Garbage Disposal

To avoid plumbing mishaps and keep your water running smoothly during the summer heat, here are some crucial items to keep out of your garbage disposal:

  • Grease and Oils: These substances can solidify within your pipes, leading to difficult blockages.
  • Coffee Grounds: Although they seem harmless, coffee grounds can accumulate and cause persistent clogs.
  • Eggshells: Contrary to popular belief, eggshells can adhere to the disposal’s mechanisms, creating odors and potential jams.
  • Starchy Foods: Foods like pasta, rice, and bread can expand when they absorb water, potentially clogging your disposal.
  • Fibrous Vegetables: Items such as celery or corn husks can wrap around disposal blades and may lead to motor burnout.
  • Hard Items: Bones and fruit pits can be too tough for disposal blades, risking damage to the unit.

Ensure a Stress-Free Summer

By keeping these items out of your garbage disposal, you ensure that your home’s plumbing operates seamlessly throughout the hot summer months in Texas. Should you have any questions or need assistance, Barkers Cooling, Heating & Plumbing is just a call away. Contact us at (979) 307-5289 or schedule your service online for reliable, professional help. Keep your summer worry-free by maintaining your home’s plumbing with Barkers, your local experts dedicated to your comfort and safety.

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