Not in the Garbage Disposal | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

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Not in the Garbage Disposal | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

Billy the Sunshine Plurmber will keep your garbage disposal running smoothly.

You love your garbage disposal but recently it has been cranky. You’re wondering if you’ve put something down it that caused a problem.

Could be.

“Garbage disposals work hard to make our lives easier. If you’re lucky enough to have one, you know the satisfaction that comes with disposing of food scraps with the flip of a switch. But sadly we often treat our garbage disposal like a garbage can…which can lead to major plumbing problems down the road,” according to

Take eggs, for example. Eggshells are bad for garbage disposals. explains: “There’s a commonly held misconception that egg shells can help to sharpen the ‘blades’ of your garbage disposal. But the truth is, garbage disposal don’t have blades. Rather, they have impellers that are more blunt than sharp. These impellers grind food waste down, rather than chopping it up like a blender. And anyways, when was the last time you used egg shells to sharpen your knives? Not only do egg shells not serve a purpose in sharpening the grinding mechanisms, but they also have membranes that can easily get wrapped around the grinder. This can create a whole host of problems for you appliance.”

If your garbage disposal is having problems, it’s time to call Billy the Sunshine Plumber.

Billy the Sunshine Plumber has been the Tampa Bay 24-hour 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, Billy the Sunshine Plumber is always here for you.

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