How to Keep Your Garbage Disposal in Good Shape This Winter

Garbage disposals tend to be put under more stress than usual, which means that the likelihood of problems occurring will increase. If you want to keep your disposal in good condition throughout the winter months, there are a couple of steps you should follow. Read on to find out more about those steps.



As with most systems, the very best thing you could do for your garbage disposal is to schedule preventive maintenance for it. Preventive maintenance allows your technician to find and fix issues with the garbage disposal system before they have the chance to grow out of control and cause more damage. Annual preventive maintenance can save you quite a bit of money on repair costs, in the long run. It can even extend the life of your disposal by several years.

Avoid Certain Waste Material

Certain kinds of waste are actually harmful to the garbage disposal, like fats, oils, and grease. These three materials, known as FOG, can congeal and clog up the disposal once they are poured into it. Bones, ice, and other hard materials can break the impeller in the disposal, rendering it useless. It’s best to avoid putting these kinds of things into the disposal, and to throw them away instead.


If you do happen to notice that something is wrong with your garbage disposal system, don’t wait to have it addressed. Call for repairs as soon as you suspect that something is wrong with the system. The faster we can get to it and repair it, the better off it will be.

Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling offers comprehensive garbage disposal services throughout Baltimore, MD. If you need help with your garbage disposal this winter, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians.