Garbage Disposals

Garbage disposals are amazing pieces of technology that can really cut down on the amount of food waste that goes into your trash can. However, there are some things that really shouldn’t be placed in there. So, we’ve got some tips for ways to save your garbage disposal call to S.O.S. Plumbing for the unavoidable problems.

Garbage Disposal Tips

There are some rather common items that go into garbage disposals that really have no place in them. The first is rather unfortunate because sometimes it comes as a recommended thing to place in your disposal and its coffee grounds. Commonly people say it will help the smell and it will. Unfortunately, it will turn into a dense sticky wad that blocks your pipes.

Another issue is pasta. Now, a few pieces here and there won’t be too much, but large quantities can block a pipe as they keep expanding in water. And your disposal isn’t designed for hard items, so try your best to avoid putting bones in there.

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Other Garbage Disposal No-Nos

Aw, nuts! Grinding up nuts turns them into a thick paste. We can assure you, thick pasty substances don’t mix well with pipes. Things with thin membranes like eggs and the outer skin of onions can also cause issues if they lodge and start acting like a net inside your drain.

Now, this should go without saying, but it does sometimes happen; never put trash in your garbage disposal. Paper towels, bags, wrappers, and the like have no business in your disposal.

About S.O.S. Plumbing

S.O.S. Plumbing is an Angie’s List “A” rated business that has earned a reputation for dependable, affordable plumbing. Based out of Palm Springs, California, S.O.S. Plumbing services garbage disposals and provides quality residential service and repair, drain cleaning, water and gas re-pipes, and more. When you need our services just visit