Contrary to very popular belief—and we promise, it’s very, very popular—not everything can go down your garbage disposal. We can’t tell you how many times we get called out for a garbage disposal repair because someone put something down the drain that just can’t be grinded down by their disposal. So here is our definitive list of what you can and can’t put down your garbage disposal.
If this list is coming a little too late for you and you’re already in need of service, call James A. Wheat & Sons for garbage disposal repair in Gaithersburg, MD and the surrounding areas—our number is 240-399-5051240-399-5051.
It’s probably more important to let you know what you can’t put down your garbage disposal before we get started on what you can. Your disposal has a powerful motor, but that doesn’t mean everything should be tossed down there. In general, you don’t want to put anything down your garbage disposal that could cause it to jam or catch—such as stringy or fibrous vegetables.
Here’s a list of what you shouldn’t put down the disposal:
There are a lot of things people will tell you that you shouldn’t put down your garbage disposal, but with adequate amounts of water, you can put virtually any non-fibrous food down your disposal. However, it’s incredibly important that you use enough water to carry your ground up food scraps away from your disposal and out of your pipes. Sometimes, this means allowing the water to run for a minute after disposing of a food product, such as meat.
Here’s a list of things you can put down your disposal—as long as there’s an adequate amount of water running:
At James A. Wheat & Sons, we understand that accidents happen. If something on the disposal black list gets in your sink and causes a back-up, just give us a call! We can help with all your garbage disposal repair needs in the Gaithersburg, MD area. Contact us today to learn more.