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What Should You Never Put Down Your Garbage Disposal?

May 1, 2024 | Blog

As temperatures rise in Daphne, Spanish Fort, Foley, Fairhope, Summerdale, and Robertsdale, ensuring your home is cool and comfortable involves more than just air conditioning—it also means maintaining a functional plumbing system. During the sweltering summer days, the last thing you want is a broken garbage disposal. At Baldwin Cooling, Heating & Plumbing, we’re ready to assist with all your plumbing needs, making sure 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 (251) 286-5289 or schedule your service online.

Key Items to Keep Out of Your Garbage Disposal

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

  • Grease and Oils: These can solidify within your pipes, leading to difficult blockages.
  • Coffee Grounds: Though 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 Alabama. Should you have any questions or need assistance, Baldwin Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is just a call away. Contact us at (251) 286-5289 or schedule your service online for reliable, professional help. Keep your summer worry-free by maintaining your home’s plumbing with Baldwin Cooling, Heating & Plumbing, your local experts dedicated to your comfort and safety.

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