Get Your Home Appliances Ready for Fall

Tips to Have a Functioning Garbage Disposal

In many Whitehall homes, appliances are relied on to make life much easier. This is the case with garbage disposals, which make working in the kitchen much easier by allowing for the disposal of food scraps.

However, in many cases people try to dispose of much more than food scraps when using their disposal. And unfortunately, this is when the problems begin. In order to have a garbage disposal that functions well during the fall season and the rest of the year as well, there are several tips that can be followed to make sure all goes well.

Whitehall, PA Garbage-Disposal-ServicesDon’t Dispose of Grease or Oil

Since many people don’t know what to do with excess grease or cooking oil, the obvious choice is to put it down the garbage disposal. However, while it’s the obvious choice, it’s far from being the smart one.

Grease, oil, and fat can all result in much damage being done to the disposal. The grease can accumulate and eventually clog drains as well as keep the blades from working properly, which in turn can make the motor work harder and possible burn out prematurely.

If any of this happens, a plumber will need to be called to assess the situation and make any repairs that are still possible.

Don’t Overstuff the Disposal

When cleaning out refrigerators, people often try to put a large amount of garbage in the disposal at once. This can lead to many problems, since most garbage disposals in Whitehall homes are not industrial-strength models.

When too much food is put into the disposal at once, the result is often clogged pipes and drains as well as damaged blades or motors. This can lead to a service call from a plumber, resulting in large repair bills as well as added inconvenience.

No High Fiber Foods

While foods high in fiber may be good for the human body, they have the opposite effect on garbage disposals. When foods such as banana peels, celery stalks, onion skins, corn husks, and more are disposed of, they can result in blocked drains as well as getting tangled up in the disposal’s motor.

If the motor becomes jammed with these materials, it will be unable to do its job and malfunction, leading to a plumber being called to fix the problem. To make sure this does not happen, plumbers recommend these food scraps be thrown away in a trash can.

Time to get your Whitehall, PA home garbage disposal ready for the holiday season. Call Schuler Service at (610) 991-7098 today.