Garbage disposal maintenance: 5 Foods guaranteed to clog your drain
Avoid clogs by rinsing your garbage disposal often.
By Angela Tague
You're asking for a disaster in the kitchen if you poke leftovers down the garbage disposal. This mixture of chunky foods may appear to be whisked away, until water starts gurgling up and into the sink. You've got a clog! Want to avoid another stinky back-up in the kitchen drain? Steer clear of these drain-clogging foods. (And, only use the disposal to get rid of crumbs, small scraps and sauces!)
4. Stringy vegetables
Soft fruits and small cooked vegetables are a piece of cake for most disposals. But stringy produce such as celery, corn husks and asparagus simply get tangled in the blades. It's best to toss these vegetable scraps into the garbage or recycle them into garden mulch.
5. Large bones
After enjoying a rack of Southern BBQ ribs or a ham steak, don't try to wash the bones down the disposal. These thick, sturdy bones are no match for the slender disposal blades. However, it is safe to grind small, soft bones such as leftover chicken wings or fish bones.
Is your garbage disposal clogged? Give a plumber in Atlanta a call to professionally remove the blockage without damaging the garbage disposal.
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