The Basics of Garbage Disposals

Garbage Disposal

Your garbage disposal may be incredibly useful–but there are a few things you may not know about it!

Garbage disposals are one of the most useful tools in your kitchen arsenal. It lets you shred up unwanted food waste without having to worry about it rotting in your trash can, causing undesirable odors and potentially even attracting pests. That said, there are a few things every homeowner with a garbage disposal ought to know. Let’s take a look at the basics of garbage disposals.

What to Avoid

While a garbage disposal is great, don’t succumb to the temptation to just go willy-nilly and shove whatever down there. There are a few kinds of items that you really want to avoid letting get into your disposal. This includes grease, fats, and oil, as well as raw eggs and eggshells. Starchy foods like pasta, rice, or potatoes can end up clogging your system so be careful with those. Bones are a definite no-go and should be completely avoided, lest you cause damage to the blades.

Why Install a Garbage Disposal?

Garbage disposals are great for homeowners and the environment. Because you’re producing less food waste, you’re putting out less methane gases into the world–a huge contributor to global warming. They also have pretty low operation costs considering how convenient they make your life. Being able to dispose of food quickly and easily saves homeowners lots of valuable time. It can also reduce your overall number of drain clogs, which if you’ve experienced clogs in the past, you know is a lifesaver.

Big Benefits for City Residents

In cities, there are growing concerns of unsanitary conditions and pests. Using a garbage disposal will drastically reduce the possibility of rodents, like rats or mice, from getting into your garbage bins. This is also a health issue. If you want to live a sanitary and clean life, don’t throw all your scraps into the bins. Install a garbage disposal and know a life of a convenience you’ve never had before!

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