Preventing Clogged Pipes and Further Plumbing Problems

If you want to make sure that your plumbing system can run as smoothly as possible, you have to ensure that your garbage dispenser system works as well. If not, you will end up with a clogged pipe that will certainly cause problems with the drainage sooner or later. Here are some tips on how to take care of your garbage disposal units to ensure smooth functioning for both the waterways and the household as a whole.

Initial Help

First, you should grind the waste thoroughly before disposing of it. This way, you will not have any remnants of solid waste clogging the drainage pipe down the line. As much as possible, do not run cold water while getting rid of the waste products. If you do this, you will increase the chances of solid wastes going down the drain and clogging the pipes even more.

In connection with this, there are certain food elements that you need to mill thoroughly along with other waste products. Here are some examples:

•    Beef and chicken bones
•    Peach pit
•    Lemon or orange peels

By including the last one in your waste disposal unit, you will be able to get rid of unwanted odours.

Safety and Maintenance Tips

Use crushed ice to clean the propellers inside the garbage disposer. This way, you will get rid of excess juices or any of the remaining food particles that may get trapped inside the machine. As much as possible, do not reach into the disposer bare handed. Use other instruments such as tongs if you have to get any food particles or objects inside the machine. Make sure to do this with the machine unplugged.

What You Should Not Crush

There are certain types of food that you do not need to grind to dispose of. These are as follows:

•    Any kind of food with fibre. (corns, artichokes, banana peels or celery.)

If you do this, the fibres might get trapped inside the machine causing it to malfunction. If this happens, you might have to get a professional commercial plumber service in Brisbane to help you out of the bind. You should never pulverise coffee grounds. It will not be a problem for the dispenser, but it will build up in the pipes for sure. If this happens, it will become another plumbing problem in the end.