Avoid Putting Certain Things in the DisposalHomeowners tend to view garbage disposals as being somehow impervious to damage from food waste. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Ice, bones, fruit pits, and the like will break the impeller, requiring that it be replaced. FOG (fats, oils, and grease) can congeal into a viscous substance that gums up the impeller blades and clogs the drain pipe. You should throw out these materials, rather than put them through the garbage disposal.
Schedule Garbage Disposal MaintenanceGarbage disposals need maintenance just as much as any other system. If you want your disposal to last as long as possible, it’s best to schedule maintenance for it at least once a year. This allows us to find any developing problems and solve them before they have the chance to develop further. Somewhat related to this, you should call for repairs as soon as you notice a problem. The longer you use your garbage disposal when it has an issue, the more likely it is that the issue will get worse. If your garbage disposal seems like it’s having a problem, stop using it and call for repairs.
If you need garbage disposal repairs, call Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. We offer a full range of garbage disposal repair services throughout Springfield, VA.