Don't Put These Things in Your Garbage Disposal | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

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Don't Put These Things in Your Garbage Disposal | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

Yes, it’s a holiday weekend. But Billy the Sunshine Plumber is here to help if you have a plumbing problem.

You’re planning to have a Labor Day barbecue for your family so you’ve spent the week shopping and preparing for the event. While it’s not as big an event as you’d like to have, it is the first time you’ve done any type of entertaining (even if it is just for family) since the pandemic hit. Everything was going well with your preparation until your garbage disposal clogged and stopped working. 

You tried to fix it yourself but couldn’t. You finally gave up and headed over to Treasure Island to watch the fireworks from the safety of your car. You figured you could deal with the garbage disposal when you got home.

It’s not surprising that your garbage disposal would clog and stop working. Although you’d think garbage disposals would be tough appliances that could grind their way through almost anything, that’s not true. Garbage disposals can be finicky about things that are put in them. And, of course, they fail at the worst times.

The best way to keep them from clogging is to be careful what you put in the garbage disposal in the first place. First for Women has a list of garbage disposal no-nos to help you avoid clogs and breakdowns.

Do NOT put these in your garbage disposal:

  • Bones
  • Fibrous vegetables like celery
  • Coffee grounds
  • Eggshells
  • Fruit pits and seeds
  • Fat, grease
  • Pasta, rice, oatmeal
  • Vegetable peels
  • Paper towels and napkins
  • Nuts
  • Onion skins

If you do happen to get a clog and you can’t clear it out by yourself, it’s time to call a drain-cleaning expert like the clog-clearing pros at Billy the Sunshine Plumber. 

Billy the Sunshine Plumber has been the Tampa Bay plumber of choice since 1924 when he first opened for business. Billy the Sunshine Plumber is open 24/7/365 in Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties. Days, nights, weekends, or holidays (yes, we’ll be here this Labor Day), Billy the Sunshine Plumber is always here for you.

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