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Will A Garbage Disposal Clog My Pipes?

Posted on September 15th, 2017 by Jupiter Tequesta

Your garbage disposal and drain are a team. They work together to pulverize food waste and carry them away through your homes plumbing system. However, most clogged drains come from misused items being thrown into the garbage disposal. If it’s still an issue after following these steps, call a professional to clear your pipes.

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Will A Garbage Disposal Clog My Pipes?

If used properly, a garbage disposal will not clog your pipes. The key is hiring the right professionals for installation and then following the instructions for your particular model.

Why Can’t I Install A Garbage Disposal Myself?

A professional plumber has the knowledge and experience needed to get the job done right. Many inexperienced homeowners forget to check their pipes first before they install a garbage disposal — a professional will look for preexisting clogs and clear them before installing.

What Can I Put Down My Garbage Disposal?

Even the most powerful disposals can only handle so much. Remember that whatever you put down your garbage disposal will be traveling throughout your plumbing system. So only throw food particles that can be broken down — DON’T use your disposal as a trash can! Here’s a list of what you not to throw down your drains.

In the end, you can avoid any clogged pipes from your garbage disposal by being cautious of what you put down your drain! If you run into any plumbing problems, don’t hesitate to contact the experts at Jupiter-Tequesta! Our technicians are here to help you get things back up and running! Visit our website to learn more about our services, or give us a call to speak with a representative directly:

Jupiter: (561) 747-5740
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