The busy holiday season is here, and we love it! Family dinners, holiday parties, “Friendsgiving” celebrations, and other festivities are essential for the holidays, but be cautious about how you dispose of food while cooking and after a meal. You can quickly go from enjoying quality time with friends and family to having your garbage disposal malfunction! Every year around the holidays, customers around the Fox Cities call us regarding garbage disposal issues. We’ll save you from the hassle with the don’ts of putting food through your garbage disposal.
Don’t Put These Foods in the Garbage Disposal!
The main dish of a holiday meal is often some type of meat. Whether it’s prime rib, ham, turkey, etc., these main dishes should be disposed of properly with no bones going down the garbage disposal. The hardness of bones is too much to grind down!
A classic ingredient in various festive dishes is an onion. Onion skins should be disposed of in the trash rather than your kitchen’s garbage disposal because its outer layer is thin. The thin outer layer can get caught in the drain and not get ground, which eventually causes waste to pile up in your garbage disposal.
Perhaps your side dish for your holiday meal is corn. While corn is healthy and delicious, the leftover husks shouldn’t go near the garbage disposal. The thickness can easily make the garbage disposal struggle to grind it down.
Similar to onion skins, potato peels are thin and can avoid the garbage disposal blades, which clog up the drain and prevent the disposal from working correctly.
Eggs are often for baking, and pastries, gingerbread houses, and Christmas cookies are classics around the holidays! However, eggshells are not for garbage disposals. The shells can also clog up the drain if not caught by the blades!
Although it might not cause any harm to your garbage disposal, it can clog the drain pipes.
Holiday Dinner Mishaps?
Let’s say you accidentally clog your drain, damaging your garbage disposal this holiday season! Luckily, your local Fox Valley plumbers from Watters Plumbing can help save the day — and your holiday festivities! We offer 24/7 emergency service to save you and your guests from unfortunate situations this holiday season!
Request an estimate or give us a call.