Keep These Labor Day Foods From Clogging Your Garbage Disposal

Labor Day weekend is right around the corner! Are you planning on celebrating the unofficial end of summer with family and friends? You’re not alone — Labor Day is a popular weekend for BBQing. If you plan on throwing a party, here are a few tips to help you host a plumbing-friendly Labor Day weekend BBQ.

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Keep These Foods Away From Your Garbage Disposal:

  • Rib Bones
  • Corn Husks
  • Potato Salad
  • Macaroni Salad
  • Leftover Grease
  • Artichokes
  • Egg Shells
  • Avocado Pits
  • Peach Pits
  • Potato Peels
  • Raw Meat with Bones
  • Coffee Grounds
  • Celery

Why can’t you put these foods down your garbage disposal?

While our garbage disposals are there to keep food scraps out of our drains, we can’t put all food down our disposals. Many foods can damage the disposal blades or clog your drain. Avoid any fibrous vegetables (that can wrap around the motor blade), grease (that can cause your drain to clog), or starchy foods (that form a paste-like substance when wet).

If you do run into any problems at all with your garbage disposal this weekend, do not hesitate to reach out to our professional technicians here at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drains. We are here to help you with all of your plumbing and drain cleaning needs!

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