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What Should You Never Put Down Your Garbage Disposal?

April 26, 2024 | Blog

In Broussard and the surrounding areas, as temperatures rise, maintaining a functional and efficient home becomes essential. A crucial part of this is ensuring your garbage disposal is properly managed. During the hot summer months, the last thing you need is a plumbing issue to add to the heat. Tim’s Southern Air is always ready to assist with any plumbing challenges. If you encounter problems or need professional advice, don’t hesitate to call us at (337) 545-2977 or schedule your service online.

Key Items to Keep Out of Your Garbage Disposal

To keep your plumbing system running smoothly and avoid disruption during the summer, here’s a list of items you should never put down your garbage disposal:

  • Grease and Oils: These substances solidify and create blockages in your pipes.
  • Coffee Grounds: Small but mighty, coffee grounds can gather and form persistent clogs.
  • Eggshells: These can stick to the disposal’s parts, causing malfunctions and bad odors.
  • Starchy Foods: Pasta, rice, and bread expand when wet, potentially clogging your system.
  • Fibrous Vegetables: Veggies like celery and corn husks can entangle disposal blades and strain the motor.
  • Hard Items: Avoid putting bones and fruit pits down your disposal as they can damage the blades.

Ensure a Stress-Free Summer

Avoiding these disposal don’ts will help keep your home’s plumbing in top condition during the summer heat in Broussard. For any plumbing concerns or to schedule a maintenance check, call Tim’s Southern Air at (337) 545-2977 or schedule your service online. We’re here to ensure your summer is as comfortable and hassle-free as possible with expert plumbing support from Tim’s Southern Air.

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