Is your family planning to cook up a storm for the holidays? If so, Richard Hart, owner of plumbing company Harts Services, has a few reminders of what should NOT be put down the disposal.
The fibers from celery stalks can wrap themselves around the moving parts of a disposal, causing damage.
A common misconception among homeowners is that egg shells are good for sharpening your disposal’s blades. In reality, the membrane from the shells can wrap itself around the blades and cause extra stress on the motor.
These will just create a sludge in the drain that can slow it down and lead to more substantial blockages.
Turkey or Ham Bones
The disposal isn’t equipped to chop these up, and even if it was, it’ll never get them small enough to go down the drain.