3 Tips to Save Your Garbage Disposal

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It’s Thanksgiving week, and that means lots of people will be in the kitchen. Holiday meals typically include larger-than-normal amounts of food. That puts a bigger strain on everything in your kitchen, including your garbage disposal. In fact, plumbers often get many calls after the holidays to unclog disposals. The team at Carter Quality Plumbing would like to offer you this helpful advice so you can avoid these plumbing repairs altogether.

  1. Keep your garbage disposal clean. Routine maintenance all year will keep this appliance running smoothly when the holidays hit. Run the disposal frequently. Use ice, a baking soda/vinegar combo, or lemon peels to keep your disposal clean and smelling fresh.
  2. Watch what you put in it. Although you may think anything can go in the garbage disposal, that’s simply not the case. Grease and fat will solidify and cause clogs. So will starches like pasta and rice, which expand in moisture.
  3. Watch the amounts you put in. Putting too much food in the disposal at once is a disaster waiting to happen. Instead, put in small amounts or scrape plates in the trash can before rinsing or washing your dishes.

We hope this helps you have a worry-free Thanksgiving with your family and friends. But if you run into plumbing problems, give us a call for 24/7 emergency plumbing repair service in Lancaster, Fort Mill, and Tega Cay, SC and surrounding areas.

Carter Quality Plumbing provides plumbing and septic services for Lancaster, Rock Hill, Fort Mill, and surrounding areas of North Carolina and South Carolina. Contact us for more information!

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