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10 Things You Should Never Put Down Your Garbage Disposal

The garbage disposal is a very useful kitchen appliance that can make many kinds of food waste disappear with just the flick of a switch. However, it’s important not to overestimate the capabilities of your garbage disposal. Though your disposal may seem like it can handle anything, it really can’t. Certain types of waste products can cause serious harm to the system. For instance:

  • Hard food waste can badly ding up your disposal equipment.
  • Stringy food waste can become entangled in your grinder and interfere with its ability to function.
  • Some kinds of liquid waste can cling to the sides of your pipes, causing them to become clogged.

Even people who are aware of these dangers sometimes temporarily forget themselves and end up dumping the wrong kinds of materials into the disposal. For the most part, it’s okay if this happens every now and then. Your disposal should be able to deal with the occasional mistake without suffering any lasting harm. But repeated encounters with these unmanageable waste products will put your entire disposal system in danger and possibly lead to costly repairs.

Check out the following infographic from your friends at Christianson Air Conditioning & Plumbing to learn about the types of products you should not be putting into your garbage disposal.

Things You Should Never Put Down Your Garbage Disposal Infographic

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