Helpful hints to keep your kitchen drain and disposal working right.
As your local Asheville plumber, we received a number of calls over the holidays because of clogged drains. We not only want to help you with plumbing emergencies, we want to help you avoid them altogether!
1. The Sink Is Not a Trash Can
As much as you can, throw leftover food scraps in the compost bucket or trash can. When you use your disposal Asheville friends, don’t overload it, but put scraps in a little at a time.
2. It’s Not All Good
Unless you have a super heavy duty disposer, things like bones, fruit pits, poultry skin, potato peels, celery stalks, corn husks, artichokes, or banana peels will tie it up in knots. Don’t risk it.
3. Grease Is The Word
Don’t ever pour fat, grease, or cooking oil down the drain, and wipe out greasy pans with a paper towel before washing them.
4. Keep That Water On
Always run cold water (not hot!) when you use your disposal, and let it keep running for a few seconds after you turn it off to thoroughly flush everything down. (Hot water can liquefy the ground up waste, causing it to stick to the sides of the disposal, while cold water helps solidify it.)
5. The Dishwasher Connection
If your kitchen sink or disposal seems to be having trouble, don’t run the dishwasher until it is cleared. Dishwashers often empty into the garbage disposal, so running it can make your problem bigger.
If your kitchen needs a little freshening up, you can always grind up a citrus peel or two in your disposal to make things smell better. And, of course, if you need a reliable and honest local plumber, please give Goodman Plumbing a call at 828-774-7076, we’d love to help you with all your plumbing needs or problems with your disposal Asheville.