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Garbage Disposal Tips For Connecticut Homeowners

If you have a garbage disposal in your kitchen, then you should know how much of a lifesaver it can be. With a garbage disposal, the process of doing dishes is made all the easier by allowing you to destroy leftover food particles with the flip of a switch. However, you need to make sure to pay attention to the condition of your garbage disposal as well as the various items you are sending down there.

Want your garbage disposal to run properly? Then make sure you know what you should and shouldn't grind. The easiest rule of thumb to follow is that anything that goes down the garbage disposal should pass at least one test: it must be food. Virtually anything else, no matter how small it might seem, should go out with your regular kitchen trash. The design of a garbage disposal is not meant to destroy materials made of plastic, wood or whatever other non-food items you have.

While only food should go down the garbage disposal, that doesn't mean all food can go down there. Anything that seems liable to cause a jam, such as bones or ears of corn, should not go down there. There are also seemingly innocuous foods like pasta and potato peel, which can cause significant jams for your garbage disposal. Clogs can also be caused by allowing particles to pile up. It's important to use the garbage disposal often and run water wile you use it.

As just stated, you want to make sure that you are operating your garbage disposal properly when using it. Before you flip the switch to turn on the disposal, you should get a flow of water going. Having the water running will help make sure that food sent down the garbage disposal doesn't become stuck and cause problems for your pipes and more.

Your own diligence and maintenance are highly important when it comes to owning and operating a garbage disposal. Additionally important is making sure you have a quality disposal in the first place. A quality garbage disposal will pay for itself with its high-quality performance.

You also want to make sure that a licensed and trustworthy plumber installs it. With professional installation, you can trust that your garbage disposal is able to run to its full capacity. As long as you make sure to follow all the necessary precautions for operating your garbage disposal and pay attention to its performance, you can trust the power of a garbage disposal.

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