Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) November 19, 2012 - “If you have a garbage disposal in your kitchen, you know that it’s a great appliance that makes household duties less demanding. But if not operated or maintained properly, a garbage disposal can easily break down, block and clog the drains and cause a long list of expensive plumbing and drain nightmares,” says Bob Beall, the most referred and trusted Pittsburgh plumber.
When preparing and cleaning up the Thanksgiving feast, cooks should not put grease, potato peels and turkey bones down the garbage disposal. Disregarding this important expert plumbing advice can lead to clogged drains. People don’t realize how much food ends up in the garbage disposal, especially if they have a house full of guests, according to Beall.
“Clogged drains are a major inconvenience and garbage disposal repair can be a costly proposition,” says Mr Rooter. Fortunately, most garbage disposal troubles are completely unnecessary, and garbage disposal care and maintenance is extremely easy. “Treat your garbage disposal well, and it will treat you well,” says Beall.
Celery is one of the worst things you can put into your garbage disposal. The stringy consistency builds up causing clogged drains for the homeowner.
When turkey bones and skin, potato and onion peels and celery stalks find their way down the garbage disposal, according to Mr Rooter, they become one of the leading causes of clogged pipes. “Instead of dumping everything down the drain, simply throw Thanksgiving scraps in the trash or compost pile. According to Beall, avoid pouring grease down the drain and remember to wipe greasy pans and plates with a paper towel before washing them.
Below, we describe the mistakes you should avoid and the actions you should take in order to keep your garbage disposal working smoothly for many years and minimize the likelihood that you’ll need to call Mr Rooter for plumbing or drain cleaning services.
Tip #1 Turn on the water, then turn on the disposal and feed the waste gradually down the disposal drain.
Tip #2 Keep the water on the entire time that you are running the disposal unit.
Tip #3 Leave the water on for a short period after the disposal is turned off. This allows all of the ground waste to move through the traps and into the main drain system.
Tip #4 Don’t overload the garbage disposal. And never use anything to push the scraps down into the drain – unless it is the plunger that came with the unit. No wooden spoons, no kitchen utensils or “long” knives. Never put your hand near the opening.
Tip #5 Turn the disposal power off and press the re-set button (if available) under the sink when the disposal stops abruptly while in use.
Tip #6 Avoid operating the dishwasher if there is a problem; it discharges into the disposal. If the kitchen sink is backing up, call Mr Rooter.
Mr Rooter Plumbing operates 24/7 – every weekend – every holiday. Never hesitate to contact the most referred and trusted plumber in the Pittsburgh area. According to Beall, this is what we do and we never charge extra to resolve your plumbing emergency just because it is a holiday.
Trade Secret: Keeping Your Garbage Disposal Running Problem-Free
Ice is an extremely effective and inexpensive method for cleaning your garbage disposal, sharpening the blades and breaking up any grease build-up which has accumulated. Just toss a few ice cubes into the garbage disposal and run it. As the garbage disposal chops into the ice cubes, the ice chips will effectively scour all the hard to reach areas of the unit, and melt down the drain. Try this once or twice a month to keep your garbage disposal in fine working order. Adding lemon slices will also freshen up the drain to keep your kitchen sink smelling fresh.
Beall ‘s goal is to provide affordable costs to homeowners for any of the services they may need, many of which might occur unexpectedly. Mr Rooter coupons help to achieve this goal, as well as expert plumbing advice offered daily to homeowners. Mr Rooter prides itself on excellent customer service. Fast, courteous and front line services is what you should expect. We guarantee that is what you will get and our customers always know the price before we start.
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