There are a number of plumbing appliances in your home that you likely couldn’t imagine living without. For example, take your water heater.
Then there are others that are—fair enough—a bit more of a luxury than a necessity, like the garbage disposal in your kitchen sink. Still though, even though it’s not a necessity, a garbage disposal is a pretty handy part of your Denver kitchen plumbing.
Of course, once you’ve gotten used to the benefits and conveniences of such a component, it’s easy to take it for granted, and therefore it’s easy to accidentally do something to damage it. Fortunately, when you do run into a problem with this kitchen sink component, our team is here to help. But we’d like to help you avoid a problem with your garbage disposal and kitchen sink plumbing to begin with.
Failing to properly care for your garbage disposal can lead to a number of issues, like damage to the component itself and damage to the drain and sewer line it leads to. There is a common misunderstanding among homeowners that the blades of a garbage disposal system are sharp, and can therefore cut through anything you put down the kitchen sink, but this simply is not the case.
Your garbage disposal system does have “blades,” if that’s what you want to refer to them as. But what they actually are comprised of is grinder plates that rely on centrifugal force to grind down food waste. Then, the waste is flushed down the drain, and the flow of water (yes, you should keep your faucet running the entire time the garbage disposal is) helps waste move all the way down the drain. But, what items can overload your garbage disposal? Keep reading to find out.